27 days in United States, Canada & Machu Picchu Itinerary

27 days in United States, Canada & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
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Kihei, United States
— 4 nights
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Princeville, United States
— 3 nights
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Poipu, United States
— 3 nights

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, and stop by The Embarcadero.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 22nd (Sat), get great views at Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Machu Picchu in 26 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Machu Picchu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Chinese in America capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Paul's Chapel. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to New York City in 18.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toronto.

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
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from New York City to Toronto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums
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Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
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.
On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Toronto to Banff National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Banff National Park is colder than Toronto - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Kihei, United States

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Escape the urban bustle at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lahaina Front Street and Wailea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Honolulu Cookie Company). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park II, take a memorable tour with Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Keawakapu Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kihei sightseeing planner.

Fly from Banff National Park to Kihei in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Kihei is minus 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in December; daily highs in Kihei reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Princeville.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

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Princeville, United States

Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hanalei Beach and Lumahai Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church. When in Princeville, make a side trip to see Na Pali Coast State Park in Wainiha, approximately Wainiha away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Princeville takes 3.5 hours. January in Princeville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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Poipu, United States

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. For shopping fun, head to Talk Story Bookstore or Hawaiian Trading Post. Step off the beaten path and head to Waimea Canyon State Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company.

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Traveling by car from Princeville to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kauai Coffee Company, Talk Story Bookstore, Scuba & Snorkeling, Waimea Canyon State Park, Hawaiian Trading Post
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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