It's easy to overlook the wonders waiting practically right outside our doors. The splendor of national parks, the bustle of a big city, the charm of historic small towns—it's all right here in the U.S. and Canada. These North America trips prove there's no place quite like home.
What our travelers say about their North America trips
10/03/2017 by 2-time traveler Cathy M.
What a wonderful and inspiring experience! Stevyn, our tour director, was without a doubt the most experienced of directors. He made sure we captured every majestic view at every turn. Too much to see to nap on a 2,000 + mile tour. The hotels, food, rest stops were great.
Wow what a great trip! My husband and I will cross this off our bucket list! Banff, Calgary, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, and Vancouver were breathtaking. The Canadian Mountains and various landscapes were astounding. The Rocky Mountaineer train was the highlight of our trip.
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North America travel tips
Where to go in North America
With so many destinations in North America to choose from, it can feel overwhelming to decide where to go. That's where we come in! We have a team of experts specializing in this region, and they can help you navigate our North America tours to find the one that's right for you.
All of our North America tour packages give you the opportunity to visit must-see sites with an expert leading the way. What kind of experience would you like to have on your trip?
Spotting fall foliage in New England
Riding the Rocky Mountaineer train in Banff National Park
Seeing the edge of the Grand Canyon
Strolling through the French Quarter in New Orleans
Tasting wine in Napa Valley
North America is incredible from coast to coast. Check out our U.S. tours and Canada tours for more ideas to add to your travel wish list.
When to take a North America tour
With varying climates across its many regions, North America is a year-round destination. The best time to travel on our North America tours depends on the type of experience you'd like to have during your trip, and which locations you'll be visiting.
Summer is a popular time to visit coastal regions, as well as national parks in the U.S. and Canada. In the autumn, New England and the Canadian Maritimes burst with fall foliage. If Alaska is on your list, late spring through the early fall is your best bet—and Hawaii is a fantastic destination all year long.
Packing tips for North America destinations
We always recommend packing light for North America tours. You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at the airport, so one suitcase and one carry-on per person is a good guideline.
Take a look at what the weather will be in your destination so you're prepared for the temperature (which may be quite different than at home!). Bring lightweight clothing that can be easily layered, in case of any unexpected changes in temperature. Be sure to bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes as well, since our North America group tours involve exploring with local guides.
After you've reserved one of our guided tours of North America, we'll send you more information about how to prepare for your trip and share a packing list in our mobile Tour Companion App.