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

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
bus + 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
Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
days
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. Do your shopping at Tonala Craft Market and Nuestros Dulces. Step out of Guadalajara to go to Teuchitlan and see Guachimontones, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Expiatory Temple, admire the striking features of Teatro Degollado, shop like a local with Plaza Andares, and stroll the grounds of Museo Panteón de Belén.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Guadalajara is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Guadalajara due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in August; daily highs in Guadalajara reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xalapa.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

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Tonala Craft Market, Guachimontones, Nuestros Dulces
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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour ©
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Instituto Cultural Cabanas

2
days
Xalapa, Mexico

Xalapa ©
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 Parque Nacional El Cofre de Perote and then see the interesting displays at Anthropology Museum. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Los Milagros Galeria and then sample the fine beverages at Casa Bautista Galvez.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Xalapa tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guadalajara to Xalapa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Xalapa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Coatepec, Parque Nacional El Cofre de Perote
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Parque Nacional El Cofre de Perote ©
Parque Nacional El Cofre de Perote
Anthropology Museum ©
Anthropology Museum
Casa Bautista Galvez ©
Casa Bautista Galvez

4
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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 Templo Mayor Museum and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coyoacan and Tepozteco. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), take a stroll through La Condesa, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, 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.

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Parks Nature Neighborhoods

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Tepozteco
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Tepozteco ©
Tepozteco
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Templo Mayor Museum

3
days
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 Getty Center The Publications 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: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and The Getty Villa (in Malibu). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at The Grove.

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Getting from Mexico City to Los Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Crystal Cove, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
days
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, 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 & 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 drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Napa hover around 30°C and lows are around 13°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

Glen Ellen, Rutherford, Oakville, St Francis Winery & Vineyards
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Imagery Estate Winery
Imagery Estate Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Silver Oak Cellars ©
Silver Oak Cellars

4
days
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 California Academy of Sciences capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, 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 do a combination of bus and ferry. 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 Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

5
days
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 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: trek along Second Beach and sample the tasty concoctions at [the pub ] 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 (36°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). 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

Easton, Cashmere, Wenatchee National Forest, Second Beach, Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall
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Lake Easton State Park ©
Lake Easton State Park
Kittitas County Historical Museum ©
Kittitas County Historical Museum
Aplets & Cotlets Country Store ©
Aplets & Cotlets Country Store

3
days
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 Ed Munro Seahurst Park and Snoqualmie Falls. Do your shopping at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Kerry Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

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 25°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 Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
days
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 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Get in touch with nature at Kitsilano Beach and Locarno Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Banks, get engrossed in the history at Burnaby Village Museum, take a stroll through Yaletown, and steep yourself in history at Deep Cove.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vancouver online vacation builder .

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
days
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 Plimoth Plantation. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth), Newport (Marble House & The Elms) and Long Sands Beach (in York Beach). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, take a stroll through Beacon Hill, and shop like a local with Newbury Street.

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Getting from Vancouver to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; 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 27°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

Plymouth, Newport, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum, Crow Haven Corner
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Marble House ©
Marble House
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach

5
days
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 The Museum of Modern Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. 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 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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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

Gateway National Recreation, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Fire Island National Seashore, Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, Grey Towers National Historic Site
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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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