42 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

42 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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42 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
3
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad, India


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4
nights
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Skyline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, get outside with Lac Beauvert, and hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planning app .

Ahmedabad, India to Jasper National Park is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, things will get colder in Jasper National Park: highs are around 13°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Lac Beauvert ©
Lac Beauvert
Beauty Creek Trail ©
Beauty Creek Trail

5
nights
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 2nd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Sunshine Village. On the 3rd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: trek along Mount St. Piran, stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, take in the awesome beauty at Temple Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fairview.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park vacation tool .

You can take a shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in May: highs in Banff National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 11th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to San Francisco in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Pothole Dome, hike along Cathedral Lake Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 19th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

7
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City tour builder app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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