43 days in Canada, Mexico & New York City Itinerary

43 days in Canada, Mexico & New York City Itinerary

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1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
2
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 3 nights
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
4
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
5
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
6
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
7
Kamloops, Canada
— 1 night
8
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
9
Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
10
Edmonton, Canada
— 2 nights
11
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
12
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
13
Ottawa, Canada
— 3 nights
14
Montreal, Canada
— 4 nights
15
Quebec City, Canada
— 3 nights
16
Halifax, Canada
— 3 nights
17
New York City, United States
— 4 nights

2
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City vacation builder app.

Lima, Peru to Mexico City is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lima in April, Mexico City is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

3
nights
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and El Jardin are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fabrica La Aurora and Museo La Esquina. Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Guanajuato (Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, &more). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and view the masterpieces at Ted Davis - Galeria de Fotografia.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Miguel de Allende, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Guanajuato
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

1
night
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), thentake an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, thentake in the exciting artwork at Arto Otra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Mexico City, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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National Palace (Palacio Nacional) ©
National Palace (Palacio Nacional)
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe ©
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

2
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Lighthouse Park and Yaletown. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Anthropology and Stewart Stephenson Fine Art. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, make a trip to Engine 374 Pavilion, and stop by Vancouver Downtown.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Vancouver takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Mexico City in April: highs in Vancouver hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Lighthouse Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Yaletown ©
Yaletown

2
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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
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.
On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World, thenstep into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and finally walk around Beacon Hill Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria travel planning site.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. April in Victoria sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Miniature World ©
Miniature World

1
night
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
On the 30th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Vancouver Art Gallery, thenwander the streets of Gastown, thenhunt for treasures at Granville Island Public Market, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach.

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

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. You'll set off for Kamloops on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Vancouver

Shopping Museums Beaches
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Vancouver Art Gallery ©
Vancouver Art Gallery
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island Public Market ©
Granville Island Public Market

1
night
Kamloops, Canada

Kamloops
Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
To see photos and more tourist information, read Kamloops journey planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Kamloops in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Kamloops

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the galleries of Samson Native Gallery and then get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park road trip planner.

Fly from Kamloops to Banff National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Canada House Art Gallery ©
Canada House Art Gallery
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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nights
Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Get some cultural insight at Glenbow Museum and Bluerock Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Muk-Luk Magpies Stained Glass Emporium and Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk, get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Cold Garden Beverage Company, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Calgary planner.

Drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Calgary when traveling from Banff National Park in May, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

CrossIron Mills, Muk-Luk Magpies Stained Glass Emporium, Bluerock Gallery, Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bluerock Gallery ©
Bluerock Gallery
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk

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Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Muttart Conservatory, thenshop like a local with Whyte Avenue, thensteep yourself in history at Fort Edmonton Park, and finally wander the streets of Old Strathcona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Marine Life, browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall, thenlook and learn at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, thenget a new perspective on nature at Royal Alberta Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Edmonton road trip planning app.

Getting from Calgary to Edmonton by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Edmonton are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Toronto.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Whyte Avenue ©
Whyte Avenue
Old Strathcona ©
Old Strathcona
Royal Alberta Museum ©
Royal Alberta Museum

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Loma and Hockey Hall of Fame. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Ontario Museum and Canvas Gallery. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and view the masterpieces at Bay of Spirits Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Toronto takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edmonton to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, Toronto is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

1
night
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, thenget to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and then explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Niagara Fallsview Casino and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Niagara Fallsview Casino ©
Niagara Fallsview Casino
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Do your shopping at ByWard Market and Orange Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Canada and Notre Dame Basilica. Step out of Ottawa with an excursion to Carbide Willson Ruins in Chelsea--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of Canadian War Museum, explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pariosse Ste. Clement.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip site.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Ottawa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ottawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Carbide Willson Ruins
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

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Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Biodome de Montreal and Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Port of Montreal. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, make a trip to Rue Ste.-Catherine, take in the exciting artwork at L'Affichiste Vintage Poster Gallery, and pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montreal, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Quebec City on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

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Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Let the collections at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) and La Citadelle de Quebec capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Old Quebec and Morrin Centre are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, stop by Terrasse Dufferin, steep yourself in history at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Quebec City holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Montreal in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Quebec City: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

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Halifax, Canada

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Properties, ponder the world of politics at Province House, take in the exciting artwork at Art 1274 Hollis Fine Art Gallery, learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, thenadmire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and finally get lost in a book at Halifax Central Library.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halifax trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Halifax takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Quebec City in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Halifax: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You will leave for New York City on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Twelve Acre Hill Gallery, Laurie Swim Gallery, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Art 1274 Hollis Fine Art Gallery ©
Art 1274 Hollis Fine Art Gallery
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Tiles For America. 9/11 Memorial and Federal Hall will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary site.

Fly from Halifax to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to New York City. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Halifax in May, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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