26 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

26 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
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Portland, United States
— 1 day
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
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Tofino, Canada
— 2 nights
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Kamloops, Canada
— 1 night
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
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Edmonton, Canada
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone, United States
— 1 night
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Bozeman, United States
— 1 night
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Detroit, United States
— 2 nights

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, then walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planning tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Seattle. In July, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Bruce Lee Grave Site ©
Bruce Lee Grave Site

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Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): shop like a local with Portland Farmers Market - Office Location, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Northwest (Nob Hill), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portland holiday planning app.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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Portland Farmers Market - Office Location ©
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)

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Seattle, United States

Seattle
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at English Bay Beach, admire the natural beauty at Nitobe Memorial Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jericho Beach, and finally stroll through Kitsilano Beach. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Bill Reid Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bloedel Conservatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at False Creek, and finally stop by Gastown.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver route planner.

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in Vancouver are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory
False Creek ©
False Creek

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, take in the waterfront at Westsong Walkway, and then make a trip to Wharf Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Russell Books, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Vancouver, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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Tofino, Canada

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): trek along The Big Tree Trail, kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then browse the exhibits of Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, and finally stroll through Walk the Wild Side Trail.

Plan a Tofino trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Tofino sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kamloops.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Walk the Wild Side Trail ©
Walk the Wild Side Trail

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Kamloops, Canada

Kamloops ©
Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): walk around Kenna Cartwright Park, then take an in-depth tour of Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, then learn about winemaking at Harper's Trail, and finally tee off at Eaglepoint Golf Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kamloops Museum and Archives, walk around Riverside Park - Centre of the City, then hike along Kamloops Rivers Trail, and finally do a tasting at Privato Vineyard and Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kamloops route site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Tofino to Kamloops in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
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Kenna Cartwright Park ©
Kenna Cartwright Park
Kamloops Rivers Trail ©
Kamloops Rivers Trail
Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park ©
Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

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Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
On the 11th (Wed), head off the coast to Spirit Island, then hike along Bald Hills, then hike along Pocahontas Coal Mine Trail, and finally trek along Lorraine Lake Trail. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Jasper Discovery Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, then head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, then explore the activities along Moab Lake, and finally take a memorable drive along Highway 93A.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kamloops to Jasper National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kamloops to Jasper National Park. In August, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Spirit Island ©
Spirit Island
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Lac Beauvert ©
Lac Beauvert

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the activities along Two Jack Lake, then see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, then get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sulphur Mountain. On your second day here, hike along Ink Pots Hiking Trail, then get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum, then walk around Central Park, and finally explore the activities along Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain
Banff Park Museum ©
Banff Park Museum
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the landmark architecture of The New Central Library, then grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System, and finally shop like a local with Stephen Avenue Walk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Calgary by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Calgary, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System
Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Basilica, get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park, then contemplate the long history of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, and finally stop by Evoolution. On your second day here, walk around St. Albert Botanic Park and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton online road trip planner.

Drive from Calgary to Edmonton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

St. Albert Botanic Park
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:
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Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
St. Joseph's Basilica ©
St. Joseph's Basilica
Zipline

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Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park journey maker app.

You can drive from Edmonton to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Edmonton in August, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Fishercap Lake ©
Fishercap Lake

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West Yellowstone, United States

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in August; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 28°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

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Bozeman, United States

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in August, with highs in Bozeman at 34°C and lows at 9°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Last Wind-Up ©
The Last Wind-Up

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Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then get advice or help at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and finally look for gifts at Shinola Bicycles. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Spirit of Detroit, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church, then visit a coastal fixture at William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse, and finally step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Bozeman to Detroit by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Detroit when traveling from Bozeman in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Old St. Mary's Church ©
Old St. Mary's Church

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