21 days in United States, Vancouver & Toronto Itinerary

21 days in United States, Vancouver & Toronto Itinerary

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21 days in United States, Vancouver & Toronto Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  6 h 15 min
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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
3
Portland, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
San Antonio, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Austin, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Orlando, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
12
Boston, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Ferry:  4 h
13
Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
Ferry + Fly:  4 h 30 min
14
Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for colder days in Vancouver, with highs around 7°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Seattle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Portland, United States

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 18th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by Powell's City of Books, and then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portland tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire the landmark architecture of Haas - Lilienthal House.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ©

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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day
San Antonio, United States

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio holiday planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to San Antonio is 2 hours. In December, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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night
Austin, United States

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 25th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mexic-Arte Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Austin online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Austin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Austin

Trails Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Elisabet Ney Museum ©
Elisabet Ney Museum

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night
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, and then take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

Plan trip to Orlando with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Austin to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Austin in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to 9/11 Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get great views at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at New Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

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night
Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Boston is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, then have some family-friendly fun at Levelup Reality, and finally take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower.

To plan Toronto vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Boston to Toronto in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in December: highs in Toronto hover around 2°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Levelup Reality ©
Levelup Reality
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Chicago. December in Chicago sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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