18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  13​h 45​min
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Hood River
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
Kanab
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Philadelphia
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
11
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Quebec City

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and then learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River travel route planning site .

Quebec City, Canada to Hood River is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Quebec City to Hood River. In December, daytime highs in Hood River are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Dalles, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Sunshine Mill Winery ©
Sunshine Mill Winery

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Short Sands Beach, and then kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online attractions planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Cannon Beach is somewhat warmer than Hood River - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hug Point State Recreation Site, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Short Sands Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

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Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, kick back and relax at Taft Bay, then take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, then take in the exciting artwork at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Freed Gallery.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lincoln City itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lincoln City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Mossy Creek Pottery ©
Mossy Creek Pottery
Freed Gallery ©
Freed Gallery

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Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): shop like a local with Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, look for gifts at Misty Meadows Jams, examine the collection at Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Hughes Historic House. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Coquille Point, then shop like a local with Second Street Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Coquille River Lighthouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bandon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Bandon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Bandon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanab.

Things to do in Bandon

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Port Orford
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Hawthorne Gallery ©
Hawthorne Gallery
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Hughes Historic House ©
Hughes Historic House

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, hike along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), and then look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kanab trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Bandon to Kanab in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bandon to Kanab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bandon in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Kanab, with lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get great views at Yaki Point, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally admire the striking features of Lookout Studio. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Kanab - with highs of 8°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 3rd (Fri), shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Adobe Mission, and then browse the exhibits of Desert Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip builder website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January; daily highs in Phoenix reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Phoenix

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Old Adobe Mission ©
Old Adobe Mission

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Animas Museum, then view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, then examine the collection at Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, and finally do a tasting at Fox Fire Farms Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Durango Snowbike Experience, do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Durango trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Durango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in January, with highs in Durango at 3°C and lows at -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ignacio
Highlights from your plan
Animas Museum ©
Animas Museum
Fox Fire Farms Winery ©
Fox Fire Farms Winery

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Frenchmen Street, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

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

You can fly from Durango to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durango to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Durango in January: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 17°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, buy something for everyone on your list at King of Prussia Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, then view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Philadelphia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Orleans in January: highs in Philadelphia hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, King of Prussia Mall
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens ©
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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New York City

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.
On the 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at 8th Ave Jetty and then identify plant and animal life at South Mountain Reservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then explore and take pictures at Alley Pond Environmental Center, and finally kick back and relax at Great Neck Steppingstone Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip maker .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Neck Steppingstone Park, South Mountain Reservation, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 8th Ave Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Alley Pond Environmental Center ©
Alley Pond Environmental Center
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market