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
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Xalapa, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + subway + bus:  5​h 30​min
Napa, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Ellensburg, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
Boston, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
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 Expiatory Temple will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, admire the striking features of Teatro Degollado, look for gifts at Nuestros Dulces, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Panteon de Belen.

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

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Nuestros Dulces, Tonala Craft Market, Guachimontones
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Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
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Instituto Cultural Cabanas
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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

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Coatepec, El Cofre de Perote, River Rafting & Tubing
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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 Zocalo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coyoacan and La Condesa. 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 (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), take a stroll through Alameda Central, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

Side Trip

Tepozteco
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Tepozteco ©
Tepozteco
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

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 El Matador State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: The Getty Villa (in Malibu), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) 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, Santa Monica Pier, Crystal Cove, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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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 train, 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, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Oakville, Rutherford, Glen Ellen, St. Francis Winery and Vineyards
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Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery ©
Peju Province Winery ©
Peju Province Winery
Silver Oak Cellars ©
Silver Oak Cellars

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 Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Union Square and California Academy of Sciences. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and stroll through Drakes Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Napa in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drakes Beach
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California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Ellensburg, United States

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store and Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall. Get some cultural insight at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and Kittitas County Historical Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ellensburg: Wenatchee National Forest (in Wenatchee) and Easton (Lake Easton State Park & Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Second Beach and sample the tasty concoctions at Iron Horse Brewery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ellensburg day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Ellensburg. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Ellensburg are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ellensburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Easton, Cashmere, Wenatchee National Forest, Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall, Second Beach
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Lake Easton State Park ©
Lake Easton State Park
Wenatchee National Forest ©
Wenatchee National Forest

3
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, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gastown and Deep Cove. Get in touch with nature at Locarno Beach and Kitsilano Beach. When in Vancouver, make a side trip to see Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Richmond, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Banks, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park, wander the streets of Yaletown, and take in the views from Lions Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Deep Cove, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Burnaby Village Museum
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Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks

5
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 Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Elms and Marble House. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Plymouth (Plymouth Rock & Plimoth Plantation), Crow Haven Corner (in Salem) and Long Sands Beach (in York Beach). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, take a stroll through Newbury Street, get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Boston in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Boston. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Boston: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. 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

Plymouth, Newport, Strawbery Banke Museum, Crow Haven Corner, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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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 9/11 Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grey Towers National Historic Site and St. Paul's Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple (in Glen Spey), Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, take a stroll through Times Square, and step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore.

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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, #Parks

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, Gateway National Recreation, Grey Towers National Historic Site, William Floyd Estate
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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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