60 days in Vancouver & United States Itinerary

60 days in Vancouver & United States Itinerary

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60 days in Vancouver & United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Hilo, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Portland, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park, United States
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Jackson Hole, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
13
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
14
Wellfleet, United States
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Visiting Kitsilano Beach and Granville Island will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Spanish Banks and Wreck Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

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Manchester, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Vancouver. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Grouse Mountain
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

2
nights
Hilo, United States

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Take a break from the city and head to Kulanaokuaiki Campground and Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Sulphur Banks, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, & more).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hilo attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Hilo takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect Hilo to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Kealakekua Bay, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 10th (Tue), hike along Wildwood Trail, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge and then contemplate the geological forces at Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portland online travel route planner .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Portland in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Portland, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oneonta Gorge, Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

3
nights
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Relax by the water at Seahurst Beach Park and Alki Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Seahurst Beach Park
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Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Granite Park Trail, and stroll through Highline Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and Hayden Valley. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and trek along Artist Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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nights
Jackson Hole, United States

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get outdoors at Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. There's much more to do: stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Teton Point Turnout, appreciate the views at Amphitheater Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Blacktail Ponds Overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Tall Trees Grove in Redwood National Park, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to San Francisco. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tall Trees Grove
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). The adventure continues: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach, Disneyland Park
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Get outdoors at North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 15th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, stroll through Red Canyon Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and make a trip to Powell Point.

Plan my trip to Grand Canyon National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Ellis Island and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Narwhal Yacht Charters, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wellfleet.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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Wellfleet, United States

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. You'll get in some beach time at Cape Cod National Seashore and Corn Hill Beach. Get some cultural insight at Salt Pond Visitor Center and Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Wellfleet side-trips: Nauset Beach (in Orleans), Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham) and Parkers River Beach (in West Yarmouth). The adventure continues: stroll through Marconi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cove Burying Ground.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Wellfleet road trip planning site .

Drive from New York City to Wellfleet in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Wellfleet reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Eastham, Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach, Chatham Lighthouse Beach
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach

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