49 days in Canada, United States & Tokyo Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Juneau, United States
— 2 nights
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States
— 3 nights
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Skagway, United States
— 1 night
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Sitka, United States
— 2 nights
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Wrangell, United States
— 2 nights
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Ketchikan, United States
— 2 nights
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Telegraph Cove, Canada
— 2 nights
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Campbell River, Canada
— 2 nights
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Tofino, Canada
— 2 nights
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Port Alberni, Canada
— 2 nights
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Nanaimo, Canada
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Canada
— 4 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
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Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
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Calgary, Canada
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Tokyo, Japan
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Seattle, United States — 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and finally walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip builder site.

Perth, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Seattle. In August, Seattle is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Juneau.
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Juneau, United States — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 20th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Juneau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Juneau reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bartlett Cove.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In August, daytime highs in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Skagway.
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Skagway, United States — 1 night

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 25th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, then view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): stop by Back Alley Rock Shop.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway. In August, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sitka.
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Sitka, United States — 2 nights

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fortress of the Bear, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Skagway to Sitka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Sitka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wrangell.
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Wrangell, United States — 2 nights

The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Wrangell is known for wildlife, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, hike along Mt Dewey Trail, see the interesting displays at Wrangell Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wrangell trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Sitka to Wrangell with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ketchikan.
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Ketchikan, United States — 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan vacation app.

You can drive from Wrangell to Ketchikan in 7.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Telegraph Cove.
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Telegraph Cove, Canada — 2 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Telegraph Cove: Woss (Lower Tsitika River Provincial Park & Mount Cain).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Telegraph Cove trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ketchikan to Telegraph Cove takes 24 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ketchikan to Telegraph Cove is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for Campbell River on the 5th (Sun).
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Campbell River, Canada — 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the views from Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, walk around Elk Falls Provincial Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Quinsam River Hatchery and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum at Campbell River.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Campbell River planning website.

Getting from Telegraph Cove to Campbell River by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tofino.
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Tofino, Canada — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Pacific Trail, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park.

Before you visit Tofino, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Campbell River to Tofino by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tofino are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Alberni.
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Port Alberni, Canada — 2 nights

Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Port Alberni has a total population of 17,743, and a census agglomeration area of 25,396.Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, steep yourself in history at McLean Mill Historic Park, then meet the residents at Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre, then walk around Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Emerald Coast Vineyards.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Alberni journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Port Alberni takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in September, you will find days in Port Alberni are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nanaimo.
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Nanaimo, Canada — 2 nights

Harbor City

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
On the 12th (Sun), go for a walk through Harbourfront Walkway, explore the activities along Maffeo Sutton Park, then walk around Neck Point Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pipers Lagoon Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Newcastle Island, then stroll around Westwood Lake Park, and then identify plant and animal life at The Raptors.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nanaimo online travel route planner.

Drive from Port Alberni to Nanaimo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Port Alberni in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nanaimo: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Victoria.
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Victoria, Canada — 4 nights

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Victoria is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Butchart Gardens, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stop by Pure Lovin' Chocolate, and stroll around Beacon Hill Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Victoria online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nanaimo to Victoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Victoria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 4 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, don't miss a visit to Granville Island, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whistler.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then enjoy some diversion at Whistler Sliding Centre. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistler Blackcomb, then get outside with Vallea Lumina, and then glide through natural beauty at Callaghan Country's Alexander Falls Touring Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Whistler trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vancouver in September since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Banff National Park.
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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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, stroll through Johnston Canyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Whistler to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Banff National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Whistler in September, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.
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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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Columbia Ice Field, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, explore the activities along Maligne Lake, and admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Calgary.
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Calgary, Canada

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary day trip website.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Calgary in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Calgary are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 30th (Thu).
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Tokyo, Japan — 2 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba District, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Calgary to Tokyo in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. When traveling from Calgary in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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Canada travel guide

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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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