I'm starting to plan a four month trip across Canada now, and need some help on places I have to make sure I see! I've got a few places already noted down, tell me where I can bypass or where I'm a fool to be missing.
I fly out in September and return in January, it's just going to be me, scary but so exciting! I've been researching what I need to have ready for when I arrive, and found an article saying I would need a detailed itinerary when I arrived. My plan had been to follow my nose somewhat...have the skeleton of a plan but have some give in how long I stayed somewhere if I loved it, or if I got bored. This article spoke about have street addresses of where I would be staying. I'm planning to stay in hostels, and not necessarily book them all before I go (so I could have a little more leeway) but am I going to have to? A couple of friends are also thinking about joining me around Christmas or New Year for the holidays, but will probably not know for definite until after I leave, in which case where I need to be and where I stay could change. Also, it seems as though I will need to get myself a credit card just to prove I have funds...although I have a whole lot of savings I will be taking with me. I understand why a credit card could be a good idea, but I don't want to unnecessarily tempt myself or have to worry about paying credit card bills from abroad!
Here are the places I have thought about visiting already:
Toronto (this is where I fly into)
New York (short trip)
Vancouver (where I fly home!)
Thank you for any help you can offer, happy to hear if I'm overthinking or worrying, I just want to make sure I have no nasty surprises!