21 days in United States, Calgary & Vancouver Itinerary

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Calgary, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
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Calgary, Canada — 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Banff (Lake Minnewanka & Bow Falls). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, and steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calgary trip itinerary planning site.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Calgary hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Calgary in July, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States — 3 nights

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Get out of town with these interesting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park side-trips: Naalehu (Ka Lae Light, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, shop like a local with Volcano Art Center Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch, and trek along Sulphur Banks.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park vacation planning tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is minus 2 hours. In July in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago, United States — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and walk around Millennium Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Chicago takes 13 hours. Traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and stop by Times Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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