54 days in Sydney & North America Itinerary

54 days in Sydney & North America Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Train to Toronto, Fly to Winnipeg
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Winnipeg, Canada
— 1 night
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Churchill, Canada
— 3 nights
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Winnipeg, Canada
— 1 night
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Anchorage, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Talkeetna, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Whittier, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward, United States
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Nanaimo
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Nanaimo, Canada
— 1 night
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Tofino, Canada
— 3 nights
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Campbell River, Canada
— 2 nights
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Telegraph Cove, Canada
— 2 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
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Squamish, Canada
— 1 night
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Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus to Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
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Ka'anapali, United States
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia — 1 night

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning website.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for New York City.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

New York City, United States — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Heliflights, Battery Park, New York Stock Exchange, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to New York City by flight takes about 26 hours. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in New York City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Toronto.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Toronto, Canada — 3 nights

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You've added St. Lawrence Market, Kensington Market, Toronto Island Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sat), take a stroll through Graffiti Alley, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park, then get great views at Scarborough Bluffs, and finally take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Kensington Market, then sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto travel planner.

Getting from New York City to Toronto by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Toronto to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Niagara SkyWheel as well as Hornblower Niagara Cruises. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, find something for the whole family at Niagara SkyWheel, then get a new perspective on things with Hornblower Niagara Cruises, then appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Bird Kingdom, then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then make a trip to Horseshoe Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Winnipeg.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Winnipeg, Canada — 1 night

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Winnipeg trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Winnipeg in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Winnipeg. August in Winnipeg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Churchill.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Churchill, Canada — 3 nights

Churchill is a town in northern Manitoba, Canada on the west shore of Hudson Bay, roughly 110km from the Manitoba–Nunavut border. Your day by day itinerary now includes Discover Churchill Tours as well as Sea North Tours.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Churchill attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Winnipeg to Churchill takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, things will get little chillier in Churchill: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Winnipeg.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Winnipeg, Canada — 1 night

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Winnipeg trip planner.

Getting from Churchill to Winnipeg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Churchill in August, expect Winnipeg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banff National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Banff National Park, Canada — 4 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Wapta Falls, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, stroll through Johnston Canyon, explore the activities along Lake Minnewanka, and take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Winnipeg to Banff National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Winnipeg to Banff National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Winnipeg in August: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Jasper National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Jasper National Park, Canada — 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mount Edith Cavell, Lac Beauvert, Miette Hot Springs, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Jasper National Park: Bow Lake (in Banff National Park) and Peyto Lake (in Lake Louise). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Banff National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Banff National Park, Canada — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Louise, Little Beehive Trail and Lake Agnes. See even more of Banff National Park: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, cruise along Icefields Parkway, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and hike along Plain of Six Glaciers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Anchorage.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Anchorage, United States — 1 night

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip builder.

Getting from Banff National Park to Anchorage by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Anchorage. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Anchorage, with lows around 13°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Talkeetna.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Talkeetna, United States — 2 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You've added Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, Fairview Inn, K2 Aviation, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): hike along Friends of Eagle River Nature, take in the dramatic scenery at Thunderbird Falls, trek along Bodenburg Butte, then take in the awesome beauty at Lazy Mountain, then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and finally admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nagley's Store, admire the majestic nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, stroll around Talkeetna Lakes Park, explore the activities along Byers Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Fairview Inn.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna trip builder.

Drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Whittier.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Whittier, United States — 2 nights

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trek along Flattop Mountain Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Girdwood Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Whittier online attractions planner.

You can drive from Talkeetna to Whittier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. September in Whittier sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seward.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Seward, United States — 3 nights

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alaska SeaLife Center as well as Kenai Fjords Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Seward: Exit Glacier (in Kenai Fjords National Park) and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (in Girdwood). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Seward takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nanaimo.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Nanaimo, Canada — 1 night

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nanaimo trip maker.

Getting from Seward to Nanaimo by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Seward to Nanaimo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Nanaimo is somewhat warmer than Seward - with highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Tofino.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Tofino, Canada — 3 nights

A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You've added Wickaninnish Beach, Radar Hill, Adventure Tofino - Wildlife Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Cameron Lake (in Qualicum Beach), Port Alberni (Cathedral Grove, Hole in the Wall, &more) and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse (in Ucluelet). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach, trek along Rainforest Trail, and stroll through Chesterman Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofino day trip planning tool.

Getting from Nanaimo to Tofino by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Campbell River.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Campbell River, Canada — 2 nights

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours as well as Royston Seaside Trail. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Royston Seaside Trail. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Campbell River online route planner.

Getting from Tofino to Campbell River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Campbell River can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Telegraph Cove.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Telegraph Cove, Canada — 2 nights

You've now added North Island Kayak to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Telegraph Cove: Elk Falls Provincial Park (in Campbell River), Rosewall Creek Provincial Park (in Fanny Bay) and Mount Cain (in Woss).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Telegraph Cove trip itinerary app.

Drive from Campbell River to Telegraph Cove in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Campbell River, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Telegraph Cove, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Vancouver, Canada — 4 nights

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vancouver Downtown, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Stanley Park, don't miss a visit to Vancouver Lookout, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Telegraph Cove to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Telegraph Cove in September, with lows around 14°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Squamish.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Squamish, Canada — 1 night

Easily accessible from both Whistler and Vancouver, little Squamish sits in the middle of one of Canada's scenic natural areas, affectionately called the "Sea to Sky Country." A vacation in Squamish provides the perfect opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities, so it's not surprising the town calls itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." Visitors get their dose of adrenaline by rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, whitewater rafting, or kite surfing in the area.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Garibaldi Provincial Park, Squamish Estuary, Sea to Sky Gondola, and other attractions. On the 19th (Mon), walk around Porteau Cove Provincial Park, explore the striking landscape of Shannon Falls Provincial Park, stroll through Sea to Sky Gondola, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stawamus Chief Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Squamish Estuary. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Alice Lake Provincial Park and then admire the majestic nature at Garibaldi Provincial Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Squamish trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Vancouver to Squamish in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Whistler.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Whistler, Canada — 2 nights

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nairn Falls Provincial Park, Ketel One Ice Room, Whistler Suspension Bridge, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): push the limits with Whistler Bungee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): walk around Whistler Olympic Plaza, then make a trip to Whistler Suspension Bridge, and then savor the flavors at Ketel One Ice Room.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler trip maker app.

Getting from Squamish to Whistler by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Squamish in September, things will get a bit cooler in Whistler: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Honolulu, United States — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waikiki Beach as well as Manoa Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Honolulu takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Honolulu is much hotter than Whistler - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Ka'anapali.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Ka'anapali, United States — 2 nights

Perched at the western tip of Maui, the tourist hub of Ka'anapali offers a range of resorts and activities revolving around the beach.
You've added Ka'anapali Beach, Pipiwai Trail, Pools at Ohe'o, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, stroll through Black Rock Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, and walk around D.T. Fleming Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ka'anapali trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Honolulu to Ka'anapali in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Honolulu, United States — 1 night

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip builder site.

Getting from Ka'anapali to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28: