45 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
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New York City, United States
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Halifax, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Washington DC, United States
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States
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New Orleans, United States
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
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Las Vegas, United States
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
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Yosemite National Park, United States
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San Francisco, United States
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Lahaina, United States
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Honolulu, United States
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Los Angeles, United States — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles is minus 17.5 hours. November in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park, United States — 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Teton and Mount Washburn will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 0°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 4 nights

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New York City using our trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, things will get much hotter in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Halifax.
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Halifax, Canada — 2 nights

The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then stroll the grounds of Fairview Lawn Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Province House, learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, then enjoy the sea views from Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Peggy Of The Cove.

To find out how to plan a trip to Halifax, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Halifax takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Halifax reach 6°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Quebec City.
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Quebec City, Canada — 3 nights

With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quebec and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church. When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, approximately Sainte Anne de Beaupre away. There's lots more to do: take in the history at The Battlefields Park, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Place Royale.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quebec City trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Quebec City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Halifax in November, you will find days in Quebec City are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Montreal.
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Montreal, Canada — 1 night

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Montreal visit planner.

You can fly from Quebec City to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Quebec City in November, plan for little chillier days in Montreal, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC, United States — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal in November, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States — 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork and Quiet Walkways. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, trek along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans, United States — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in November, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States — 4 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas, United States — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and finally explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park, United States — 4 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. On the 3rd (Sat), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, United States — 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ka'anapali Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kapalua Beach and Wailea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Wailea (Makena Beach & Maluaka Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina holiday planning app.

Getting from San Francisco to Lahaina by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Lahaina hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, United States — 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. You'll get in some beach time at Sunset Beach Park and Haleiwa Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Bob Marlin Charters (in Haleiwa), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kualoa Regional Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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