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Top North America Trips & Tours in September 2024

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Discover North America in September 2024 on one of these 41 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Natchez, Frederick Sound, and New Orleans during September 2024 as you enjoy cruises, wildlife viewing, kayaking, hiking, and small ship cruises. Prices for trips in September 2024 range from $2,199 to $36,620 for a vacation of 5 to 15 days. Choose any of the below 41 amazing itineraries in September 2024 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert North America trip planners.
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Columbia River Gorge
$5,800
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Rivers of Adventure and Wine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Legacy
  • Hike along the Lewis & Clark River
  • Sample local culinary delights
  • Visit the Columbia River Gorge
  • Bike through Hood River Valley
Starts / Ends:
Portland / Portland
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark in the fascinating city of Portland, Oregon on this dazzling 8-day river cruise and enjoy the opportunity to explore the wonders of this rich region. Transit eight locks and enjoy a private tour at the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center.Take a walk on the wild side at Multnomah Falls—the …
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Enjoy a kayak trip.
$6,100
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Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Explore fjords and island channels
  • Watch for wildlife
  • Hike in Mt. Constitution
  • Taste local oysters and clams
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Seattle
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure where you will travel throughthe Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and the Seattle waterfront as well as Olympic National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Juan archipelago & Deception Pass. Hike, beachcomb, kayak, paddle board, discover bird rookeries …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$7,000
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Connect with Tlingit culture
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Thirteen days take you through the inside passages and Glacier Bay National Park plus remote wilderness, native culture, and history. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Discover more about indigenous culture and the …
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New Orleans paddlewheel steamer in New Orleans, Lousiana
$2,799
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New Orleans to Memphis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Explore vibrant New Orleans
  • Experience the music of Memphis
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Explore Nottoway Plantation
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico. Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Explore the American South and discover all the great sights …
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View the iconic arch when you visit St. Louis, gateway to the west
$12,499
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America’s Great River

St. Paul to New Orleans - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Explore St. Louis' arts scene
  • Enjoy American music styles
  • Learn Civil War history
  • Experience New Orleans' culture
  • Visit the Quad Cities
Starts / Ends:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the history, natural beauty, and distinctive regional cultures of America's great river, the mighty Mississippi, on this 15-day cruise aboard Viking Mississippi. Set sail from St. Paul, Minnesota, and venture south toward New Orleans, Louisiana. Along the way, visit small towns and …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$8,700
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a wilderness beyond the expected on a 13-day Alaskan journey through Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Learn more about the Native culture and Pacific …
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View of Mendenhall glacier on an Alaska cruise
$3,900
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Adventurer
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover orca and humpback whales
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise aboard Wilderness Adventurer gives an in-depth exploration of Alaska. Snug-in your kayak, visit the remote bays off of Icy Strait or join the team on a skiff to watch sea lions play. Have your binoculars ready, and look for puffins, Guillemots, gulls, snoozing sea lions, bears, …
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Sunrise from the deck over the fjord
$3,743
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Kenai Explorer

7 Day Itinerary
  • Stay in a remote Kenai Fjords Lodge
  • Spot seal, sea otters, and birdlife
  • Go on a dog-sled adventure
  • Walk on the Exit Glacier in Seward
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend seven days exploring the southern area near Seward, Alaska including the vast and stunning Kenai Fjords National Park. Rest one night at a wilderness lodge in Cooper Landing, then travel further to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Spend time paddling, boating and spotting wildlife during your stay …
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Bear taking a drink
$4,675
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Alaska Bear-Viewing Lodge

4-5 Day Itinerary
  • Watch bears up-close with a guide
  • Spot otters, seals, and foxes
  • Enjoy the rustic comfort of a cabin
Activities:
Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Enjoy 4 days in the remote Alaska wilderness bear viewing at Katmai Wilderness Lodge. This remote Alaska lodge experience is a perfect add-on to any Alaska cruise or Alaska tour, offering you the chance to explore the remote Alaska wilderness with experienced guides. Here you find the perfect …
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A bear catches a fish as it swims upstream
$5,560
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Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Kayak across Great Bear
  • Look our for Kermode bears
  • Swim at hot spring pools
  • Experience unique landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Ketchikan / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail into northern British Columbia's tiny, meandering fjords and enter the domain of the endangered Spirit Bear. Also known as a Kermode bear, it is a subspecies of the North American black bear that is found exclusively in the Great Bear Rainforest's pristine wildness. The forest is …
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The Chilko Experience
$4,542
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Chilko Experience Wilderness Lodge

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Relax in your wilderness hideaway
  • Cruise the Chilko River by jet boat
  • Explore backwoods trails by ATV
  • Horseback ride to mountain tops
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If George Vanderbilt, founder of the Biltmore Estate, and John Muir, America’s leading naturalist who inspired the US national park system, collaborated to build the ultimate luxury/nature experience for their friends and family, it would be the Chilko Experience. A private seven home $10M …
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Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
$4,399
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Clarkston to Vancouver

Spokane to Portland - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Empress
  • Explore Astoria
  • Experience the Pacific Northwest
  • Enjoy Pacific Northwest wineries
  • Participate in luxury wine tasting
Starts / Ends:
Astoria / Clarkston
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the best of the Pacific Northwest on this 9-day voyage from Clarkston to Vancouveraboard American Empress. Embark on a river cruise to see that the natural world is alive here – unlike anywhere else on earth – and through historic sites and locks and dams, it flows. Sea lions …
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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$3,900
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike down Fairweather Mountain
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the unique Glacier Bay National Park, home to the world's largest marine sanctuary. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this remote land is worth exploring. This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region. Keep …
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Family hiking on a tour of Alaska
$6,000
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Attend Park Ranger presentations
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park
  • Spot bears, otters, and whales
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
  • Observe puffins and sea lions
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey into the crown jewel of the U.S. National Park System on this 8-day cruise aboard the Safari Endeavour. Explore Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, or boat. Highlights include trips to Glacier Bay National Park and Chichagof Islands' waterfall …
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Arctic puffins
$10,450
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The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

St. John's - St. John's - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Venture into L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Explore Gros Morne National Park
  • Look for moose, seabirds and whales
  • Discover eastern Canada's beauty
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture into the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only widely accepted site of trans-Atlantic Viking establishment and very early Norse exploration. See WWII harbor defenses, and visit the only North American island that remains under French control, an outpost of its era …
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Bald eagles resting
$11,180
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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Explore the San Juan Islands
  • Observe a traditional performance
  • Learn about the local cultures
  • Search for humpback whales
  • Kayak Misty Fjord’s waters
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the National Geographic Queston a 14-day in-depth exploration of the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, and Alaska. Linger in the temperate rain forests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to discover the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast …
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Hatley Castle, Victoria
$5,560
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Exploring British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Learn the histories of First Nation
  • Search for killer whales
  • Enjoy a private evening event
  • Kayak and hike the wildlife coasts
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the powerful wilderness and warm charm of the Pacific Northwest over a wide-ranging week in the San Juan Islands and British Columbia on an 8-day sailing expedition aboard National Geographic Venture. Explore remote islands and sail through channels that teem with sea life and visit …
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Kayaking Tracy Arm Fjord in Tongass National Forest.
$7,560
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a unique, immersive style of travel as you explore Southeast Alaska on this unrivaled expedition. The National Geographic Quest isfully equipped with tools for exploration that enable you to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of coastal Alaska. This voyage brings ample wildlife viewing …
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