18 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Halifax, Canada
— 4 nights
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Quebec City, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Bus to Buffalo, Fly to Washington DC
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
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Halifax, Canada — 4 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.
Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour), Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in Green Oaks) and Peggy's Cove (William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, and stroll around Point Pleasant Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Halifax trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Halifax is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Halifax at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Quebec City.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Quebec City, Canada — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, contemplate the long history of Royal Battery, then learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, and finally pause for some photo ops at Do Re Mi Fa Sol la Si Do Quebec. Keep things going the next day: visit Terrasse Dufferin, then immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and then wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Quebec City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. August in Quebec City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Niagara Falls, Canada — 1 night

Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls travel planner.

Getting from Quebec City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Washington DC.
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Washington DC, United States — 2 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.
On the 14th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to New York City.
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Museums

New York City, United States — 3 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City visit planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park, United States — 3 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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

San Francisco, United States — 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

Plan my trip to San Francisco with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards
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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United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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