12 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

12 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
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Hamilton, Canada
— 1 night
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Kingston, Canada
— 1 night
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Lake Placid, United States
— 1 night
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Rochester, United States
— 1 night
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Salem, United States
— 1 night
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Boston, United States
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Toronto, Canada

— 1 night

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Canadian Broadcasting Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then stop by The Distillery District, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Toronto trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Toronto is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Toronto is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hamilton.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Hamilton, Canada

— 1 night

Steeltown

As a major hub of Canada's steel industry, Hamilton remains off the radar for most tourists, though it hosts a slew of vibrant autumn fairs and provides an ideal stop on the way to Niagara Falls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Hamilton Brantford Rail Trail, hike along Sherman Falls, then step into the grandiose world of Dundurn Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Hamilton.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton trip app.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Hamilton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hamilton are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Hamilton

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Kingston, Canada

— 1 night

Limestone City

Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Henry National Historic Site, then admire the masterpieces at KINGSTON GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY INC., then see the top attractions with Kingston Food Tours, and finally admire the masterpieces at Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kingston online road trip planner.

You can drive from Hamilton to Kingston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Lake Placid, United States

— 1 night
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jo, then look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake.

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

Getting from Kingston to Lake Placid by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kingston in October, Lake Placid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Rochester, United States

— 1 night
Rochester is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Jenness Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rochester trip maker site.

Drive from Lake Placid to Rochester in 5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in October, Rochester is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.
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Salem, United States

— 1 night

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then get to know the fascinating history of Pickering Wharf, then savor the flavors at Salem Food Tours, and finally stop by Crow Haven Corner.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salem holiday maker.

You can drive from Rochester to Salem in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
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Boston, United States

— 1 night

Beantown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skywalk Observatory.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boston day trip planning app.

Getting from Salem to Boston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

New York City, United States

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll through The High Line, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.