43 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

43 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

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43 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  28​h
1
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Xalapa, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
+3
foot + Fly + subway + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Napa, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Ellensburg, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
10
Boston, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Let the collections at Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour capture your imagination. Guachimontones and Guadalajara Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple, admire the striking features of Teatro Degollado, look for gifts at Nuestros Dulces, and shop like a local with Plaza Andares.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Guadalajara day trip tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Guadalajara is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Central Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in August, with highs in Guadalajara at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xalapa.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Guachimontones, Nuestros Dulces, Tonala Craft Market
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour ©
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple

2
nights
Xalapa, Mexico

Xalapa is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality. On the 15th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at El Cofre de Perote and then see the interesting displays at Anthropology Museum. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Los Milagros Galeria, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bautista Galvez.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Xalapa holiday site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guadalajara to Xalapa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Xalapa

Adventure Nature Tours

Side Trips

Coatepec, River Rafting & Tubing, El Cofre de Perote
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Anthropology Museum ©
Anthropology Museum
El Cofre de Perote ©
El Cofre de Perote

4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get some historical perspective at Museo del Templo Mayor and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palacio de Bellas Artes and Coyoacan. Step out of Mexico City to go to Tepoztlan and see Tepozteco, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology, take a stroll through San Angel, make a trip to Alameda Central, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City online road trip planner .

You can drive from Xalapa to Mexico City in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tepozteco
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (El Matador State Beach & The Getty Villa) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Mexico City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier, Crystal Cove
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Napa, United States

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, stop by Oakville Grocery, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at Peju Province Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, then do a tasting at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Silver Oak Cellars.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Napa day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus from Los Angeles to Napa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Napa hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rutherford, Oakville, Glen Ellen, St. Francis Winery and Vineyards
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery ©
Peju Province Winery ©
Peju Province Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Cable Car Museum. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drakes Beach
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
nights
Ellensburg, United States

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Get some cultural insight at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and Kittitas County Historical Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Second Beach and Wenatchee National Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Ellensburg: Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store (in Cashmere) and Easton (Lake Easton State Park & Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Iron Horse Brewery and buy something for everyone on your list at Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ellensburg trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Ellensburg. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ellensburg: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ellensburg

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Cashmere, Easton, Second Beach, Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall, Wenatchee National Forest
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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Lake Easton State Park ©
Lake Easton State Park
Wenatchee National Forest ©
Wenatchee National Forest

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nights
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seahurst Beach Park and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Do your shopping at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie, approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the landmark architecture of Sky View Observatory, and stroll through Kerry Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ellensburg to Seattle takes 2 hours. When traveling from Ellensburg in September, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Seahurst Beach Park
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Visit Kitsilano Beach and Locarno Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lighthouse Park and Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Deep Cove in North Vancouver (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Banks, snap pictures at Lions Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Burnaby Village Museum, and take a stroll through Yaletown.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip maker .

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Vancouver are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Deep Cove, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Burnaby Village Museum
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks

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nights
Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Popular historic sites such as Marginal Way Walkway and Strawbery Banke Museum are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and The Elms. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Marble House (in Newport), Long Sands Beach (in York Beach) and Plymouth (Plymouth Rock & Plimoth Plantation). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and take a stroll through Newbury Street.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Boston day trip site .

Getting from Vancouver to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Boston is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: highs in Boston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Newport, Plymouth, Marginal Way Walkway, Crow Haven Corner, Strawbery Banke Museum
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
The Elms ©
The Elms

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and William Floyd Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple (in Glen Spey), Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), make a trip to Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Gateway National Recreation, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Fire Island National Seashore
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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