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A journey as unique as you are

Canada and the United States: The best of both worlds

Close your eyes and picture your dream journey to Canada and the United States. Are you swimming in the turquoise, glacier-fed Lake Louise before venturing to the tropical islands of Hawaii? Are you on a road trip through the Southwest United States before taking a ferry to Vancouver Island?

Canada and the United States are friendly neighbours that share a border, so travel between the two is very easy. If you’re looking to visit both, the possibilities are limitless.

The best way to travel is like a local.

Your well-organised holiday to Canada and the United States should be personalised for you - that's why it's custom-made. Stay in small-scale accommodations offering the perfect blend of genuine hospitality and authentic local experiences that other tourists don't know about.

Short drives and mapped-out routes make sure you reach all your bucket-list items while travelling at a relaxed pace. The surrounding nature provides the perfect backdrop to learn new things about the world, and yourself in turn. Let’s put your dreams on paper.

What kind of trip are you dreaming of?
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New experiences await you on your unique journey
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Let's design your holiday together.

We'll take the time to get to know you to match your fully bespoke holiday with your pace, your interests, and anything you desire. Combined with first-hand, local knowledge, you will receive a mapped out itinerary from us. The process isn't complete until you are 100% satisfied. Then we take care of every detail, so you can focus on relaxing, rejuvenating and reconnecting with the world around you.

Get in touch to get started now.

"At Little America, we don’t just plan your dream holiday to Canada and the United States. We are with you every step of the way, from the moment you leave your front door to the moment you arrive home a changed person. We take care of every detail so you can focus on having the journey of a lifetime.”

Andrew Morten, Founder of Little America

What will you receive from us?

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Tourism can be great for the environment. With us, you make a positive difference.

Let's accentuate the positive, reduce the negative, and offset what's left.

Sustainability in action

When is the best time to visit?

Canada and the United States are both beautifully diverse countries that are great for travel at any time of the year. Every season offers a new adventure, and each region has a unique personality of its own. Spring brings raging waterfalls as the landscape becomes green once more. Summer is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. You'll never see brighter crimson leaves than in autumn, and there are ample winter activities for snow lovers.

The best time to travel is generally in the ‘shoulder seasons’, from April to June and September to November. Based on your specific interests, we can advise you on the best time to travel and the best regions to visit. And then we will plan your route with you from there.

Would you like to try surfing? Learn how to snowboard? Explore the cities? Encounter unique wildlife? Walk through fields of endless wildflowers? The options are endless, so you can start planning what you would like to do on your holiday. Take a look at what Canada and the United States can offer at different times of the year.

Take to the slopes in the winter
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Chase waterfalls in the spring
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How long do I need to travel for?

Canada and the United States are some of the biggest countries in the world. You could spend months travelling the ever-changing landscapes and not see the same place twice. For your holiday, the question becomes, "How long do I have?". The more time you have means the more you'll be able to see.

To truly experience the essence of Canada and the United States in one combined trip, we recommend travelling at a relaxed pace for a minimum of six weeks. If you have slightly less time, we recommend focusing on just one country and coming back again one day.

If you rush through your holiday, you will feel like you need another holiday after!
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Travel at a relaxed pace so you can try different things
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What can I see and do?

With the diversity of Canada and the United States, you can see and do just about anything your heart desires - from kayaking through giant fjords to spotting whales and orcas. Imagine trekking through subarctic worlds of ice and then visiting the red rocks of the Southwest. Experience the Canadian Wild West in the most fitting way possible - on horseback with a cowboy cookout lunch. And later in the same trip, go waterfall hopping through Yosemite National Park, the crown jewel of California.

Your options are endless, with personally selected private or small-group local activities, ranging from easy-going to adventurous. Let us know your interests and discover what is best for you. We can schedule all your activities and take care of every detail, so you just have to show up and have fun.

Take a look at the activities in Canada and the United States.

Are you up for some white water rafting?
Discover the Wild West on a horseback adventure

Where can I stay?

Trust us, you don't want to spend your holiday in a stuffy hotel room with cheap furniture and mass-produced paisley carpets. We know the places you're envisioning because they are our vision too. A unique spot to experience the natural wonders of Canada and the United States. A place that feels welcoming; like home. Where you can truly unwind, and sink into the couch a little bit deeper. Staying in small-scale accommodations with local hosts and renowned hospitality is the greatest way to travel.

From a yellow cedar log house near Whistler to a hip tiny house in Portland, experience what these unique places have in store for you. Get a glimpse of the best accommodations, from comfortable to luxurious, in Canada and the United States.

A spot to truly relax is waiting for you in the Redwoods
Stay on a vineyard in British Columbia

How do I travel around?

From coastal roads to panoramic mountain passes, and awe-inspiring landscapes of desert and glaciers, Canada and the United States are best explored by car. The roads are safe and the views from your car are often magnificent.

Driving yourself means you're able to reach places that group trips and public transport cannot. You can go at your own pace and stop when necessary. With only a couple of hours between each location, you'll have more time to relax and explore, which is what you should be doing on your holiday.

Because Canada and the United States share a border, you can easily travel between the two countries in a rental car. Just keep your documents at hand. If there is any other transportation you may need, including ferries or seaplanes, we will take care of that for you too.

Learn more about car hire in Canada and the United States.

The views on your drive will be part of the adventure
Some islands can only be discovered by seaplane
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Flying to Canada and the United States

Canada and the United States aren’t that far away. A direct flight takes approximately eight hours to the East Coast and ten hours to the West Coast. With a stopover, the flight time varies between 11 and 14 hours. If you want to experience both countries, flights between the two are also possible. Your holiday begins as soon as you board your flight, so a comfortable journey makes all the difference.

No matter which class you fly, our hard work and connections with airlines at Little America ensure you the best flight schedule, the most spacious seats in each class, a private HD display, delicious food and drinks for the journey, and of course, the best price. All of your flights are carbon neutral.

Direct flights to Canada and the United States take about eight to ten hours
Travel in comfort no matter which class you fly

5 reasons to visit both countries in one trip

  • The travel distance between Canada and the United States is very short. They share a border, after all. Did you know that 90% of the Canadian population lives within 100 kilometres of the United States border? You can easily travel between the two countries by car or if you prefer, by plane.
  • Canada and the United States are both very suitable for a holiday, due to the safety of travel and their special highlights.
  • Canada and the United States have different climates and therefore different flora and fauna. You will not find the enormous diversity of flora and fauna in just one of the countries.
  • The countries have different Indigenous populations. By taking a holiday to both, you will learn about these two very different and fascinating cultures.
  • The nature in both countries differ. In some parts of the United States, you will find a desert. Canada has worlds of glaciers and ice. With a combined trip, you can experience each country and its beautiful natural phenomena.
Get the best of both worlds on a trip to Canada and the United States
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Get the most out of your holiday travelling through these two vast countries
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Why book with us?

When you book with us, your travel specialist has only one goal: to create your dream holiday through Canada and the United States and to do it properly. You want someone local, someone with experience and expertise. You want a travel expert who believes small details lead to big differences. Get in touch to experience the difference that travelling with Little America can make for you.

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You probably already have ideas for your holiday to the United States and Canada. Nature tours through the Rocky Mountains, spotting orcas near the San Juan Islands, or exploring the streets of San Francisco on the iconic cable car?

For the best local tips and advice, visit one of our online presentations. Meet our travel specialists and have all of your questions answered.