53 days in United States, Big White & Banff National Park Itinerary

53 days in United States, Big White & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
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Poipu, United States
— 2 nights
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Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to Kelowna International Airport, Drive to Big White
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Big White, Canada
— 8 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 12 nights
Bus to Calgary, Fly to Newark
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New York City, United States
— 14 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, United States

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanikai Beach and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Visit Laniakea Beach and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Sharks Cove in Pupukea, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In August, Honolulu is much hotter than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

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Poipu, United States

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at Kauai Yoga with Antonia Joy, then stroll through Lawa'i Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, then stroll through Makawehi Bluff, then kick back and relax at Baby Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 3 hours. August in Poipu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Big White.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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Big White, Canada

Step out of the city life by going to Kettle River Recreation Area and Conkle Lake Provincial Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big White Mountain Yoga and Burton City Cider. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Big White: Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge (in Cherryville) and Lumby (Monashee Provincial Park & Mabel Lake Provincial Park).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Big White travel route app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Poipu to Big White. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Poipu to Big White due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Poipu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Big White, with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Big White

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 20:

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Banff National Park, Canada

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Louise and Bow Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Moraine Lake and Bow Valley Parkway. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Kootenay National Park (Numa Falls & Paint Pots), Yoho National Park (Hamilton Falls, Natural Bridge, &more) and Kicking Horse River (in Field). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Fenland Trail, identify plant and animal life at Valley of the Ten Peaks, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bow Summit.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Big White to Banff National Park in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Big White to Banff National Park. Traveling from Big White in August, things will get slightly colder in Banff National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — Sep 1:

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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Relax by the water at Seaside Park Beach and Mantoloking Beach. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Bay Head Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, &more) and Manasquan Beach (in Manasquan). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Met Cloisters, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to New York City takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Banff National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 15:

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Los Angeles, United States

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Crystal Cove and Main Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

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Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and China Beach. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, trek along Lands End, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.