29 days in United States, Central America, Mexico & Canada Itinerary

29 days in United States, Central America, Mexico & Canada Itinerary

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Malibu, United States
— 1 night
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Liberia, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Shuttle to San Jose, Fly to Tulum
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Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole, United States
— 2 nights
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Portland, United States
— 1 night
Fly to Santa Rosa, Bus to Mendocino
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Mendocino, United States
— 1 night
Bus to Santa Rosa, Fly to Lihue
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Lihue, United States
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
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Malibu, United States

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then explore the stunning scenery at Solstice Canyon, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Malibu journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Malibu is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Malibu hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Los Angeles, United States

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Malibu to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation builder website.

Getting from Los Angeles to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

Tulum, Mexico

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Cozumel (Museo de la Isla de Cozumel & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tulum trip planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tulum by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Vancouver, Canada

— 2 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll around Stanley Park. On your second day here, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then wander the streets of Granville Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver day trip planner.

You can fly from Tulum to Vancouver in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tulum in February: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Seattle, United States

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 16th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, and finally explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Jackson Hole, United States

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Scenic Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Jackson Hole takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Jackson Hole. Traveling from Seattle in February, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are cooler (-12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Portland, United States

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, deepen your understanding at Portland State University, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to Portland due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in February: highs in Portland hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Mendocino, United States

— 1 night
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mendocino online tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Mendocino in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in February, you will find days in Mendocino are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). You will leave for Lihue on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:

Lihue, United States

— 2 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, and finally explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lihue vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mendocino to Lihue in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Mendocino in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lihue: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Honolulu, United States

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip site.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Oregon travel guide

4.4
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Kauai travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.