15 days in North America Itinerary

15 days in North America Itinerary

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Salt Lake City, United States
— 1 day
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Grand Teton National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive to Jackson, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City, United States
— 2 nights
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Calgary, Canada
Drive
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus
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Banff National Park, Canada
Drive
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Calgary, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa, Canada
— 1 night
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
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Quebec City, Canada
Drive
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City, United States

— 1 day

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the striking features of LDS Conference Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City day trip tool.

Beijing, China to Salt Lake City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Salt Lake City is minus 15 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Beijing in January, with lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

Grand Teton National Park, United States

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along String Lake, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton, and finally explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

Plan my day in Grand Teton National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in January: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

Salt Lake City, United States

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, then contemplate the waterfront views at Great Salt Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Calgary.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Calgary, Canada

Stampede City

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 28th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary online tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Calgary in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in January, expect Calgary to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -13°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Ice Field.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planner.

Getting from Calgary to Jasper National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Jasper National Park can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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.
On the 30th (Thu), look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planning website.

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in January: highs in Banff National Park hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Shopping · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Calgary, Canada

Stampede City

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): wander the streets of Stephen Avenue Walk, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then walk around Fort Calgary, and finally step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Calgary trip website.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Calgary, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Calgary

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Toronto, Canada

— 1 night

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of Kensington Market, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, get to know the resident critters at Toronto Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto driving holiday planner.

Getting from Calgary to Toronto by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Calgary in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Toronto, with lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Niagara Falls, Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, then stroll through Butterfly Conservatory, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

Toronto, Canada

New York City of Canada

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing and then stroll around High Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Toronto day trip planning tool.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

Ottawa, Canada

— 1 night

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Canadian Museum of Nature, wander the streets of ByWard Market, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, then make a trip to Canadian War Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa journey maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Ottawa to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, explore the world behind art at La Guilde, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then make a trip to Old Montreal, and finally learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

Discover how to plan a Montreal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Ottawa to Montreal by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Montreal are -4°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Quebec City, Canada

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.
On the 4th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In February in Quebec City, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
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Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

On the 4th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, wander the streets of Rue Ste.-Catherine, browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then grab your bike and head to Old Port of Montreal, and finally make a trip to Crescent Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montreal road trip planning site.

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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.

Canadian Rockies travel guide

4.4
Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Few experiences captivate the imagination of true nature lovers like holidays in Canadian Rockies, where a string of national and provincial parks protect a landscape of towering peaks, sparkling lakes, virgin forests, and mighty waterfalls. Wildlife galore adds to the area's charm, drawing visitors from every corner of the world. You may be tempted to spend your Canadian Rockies vacation exploring the picturesque roads and railroad routes, but for a well-rounded tour, remember that you can also hike, bike, skate, ski, paddle, and sled your way though this pristine natural scenery. A string of friendly alpine towns scattered across the Rockies serve as ideal resting places after those long days in the great Canadian outdoors.

Ontario travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
Popular with tourists throughout the year, Ontario holidays allow you to explore unspoiled natural landscapes and big cities packed with amenities and modern attractions. Containing the national capital and the country's largest city, this east-central province provides a home for nearly 40 percent of Canada's population. Home to a staggering number of lakes (250,000), this playground for nature lovers boasts approximately a third of the world's fresh water. You can spend your entire Ontario vacation driving, walking, skiing, or cycling across the region's sprawling wilderness, but for a well-rounded experience, make sure you spend some time in Toronto, cosmopolitan provincial capital known for its multicultural neighborhoods and outstanding food scene.

Quebec travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Churches · Landmarks
Canada's only predominately French-speaking province, Quebec boasts a French heritage that not only sets it apart from other parts of this sprawling country, but also from the rest of the continent. A trip to Quebec allows tourists to discover a land with a European look and feel, which you can best appreciate by immersing yourself in the region's bistro culture. Like the rest of Canada, this province features impressive natural attractions, which many choose to discover on a network of nearly 3,500 km (2,100 mi) of bicycle paths. For an urban experience, add Montreal to your Quebec sightseeing itinerary and discover a busy metropolis with a perfect blend of history-steeped neighborhoods and trendy districts offering modern distractions for every traveler's taste.