47 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

47 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

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47 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, view the masterpieces at Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, and then don't miss a visit to Independencia Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple, then delve into the distant past at Guachimontones, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic Top Museum.

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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 a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in August, with highs in Guadalajara at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guadalajara

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chapala Malecon, Independencia Avenue, Guachimontones, The Magic Top Museum
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Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Chapala Malecon ©
Chapala Malecon
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple

3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

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 Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapultepec Castle and Reforma 222. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), explore and take pictures at Alameda Central, don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mexico City attractions app .

Getting from Guadalajara to Mexico City by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Guadalajara in August, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 46 minutes away). Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

5
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.
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Patrick Amiot will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Glen Ellen (Jack London State Historic Park & Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery), Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga) and Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room & Gary Farrell Winery). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, take in the exciting artwork at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Napa online itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Napa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Napa

#Wineries, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glen Ellen, St. Helena, Calistoga, Healdsburg, Silver Oak Cellars
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park

4
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.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point No Point Lighthouse & Park and Saint James Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Tacoma (W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory & LeMay - America's Car Museum). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Napa to Seattle by combination of bus, subway, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Napa in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in Seattle

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
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Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
Ellensburg, United States

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and Roslyn Historical Museum. Appreciate the collections at Kittitas County Historical Museum and Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ellensburg: Treveri (in Wapato) and Yakima (Portteus Winery, Kana Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Second Beach, cruise along Mount Baker Scenic Byway, admire all the interesting features of Cascade Loop, and sample the tasty concoctions at Iron Horse Brewery.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ellensburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Ellensburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect nights in Ellensburg to be little chillier, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ellensburg

#Outdoors, #Wineries, #Museums

Side Trips

Yakima, Washington State, Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village, Treveri, Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
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Kana Winery ©
Kana Winery
Roslyn Historical Museum ©
Roslyn Historical Museum

5
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.
Fort Langley National Historic Site and Lighthouse Park will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Anthropology and Britannia Mine Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Deep Cove (in North Vancouver) and Richmond (Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site & International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, wander the streets of Yaletown, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Burnaby Village Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Ellensburg to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Ellensburg in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Richmond, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Burnaby Village Museum, Britannia Mine Museum
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Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Marginal Way Walkway and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. Get some historical perspective at The Elms and The House of the Seven Gables. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II, & more), Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit) and Newport (Rosecliff, Rough Point, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of WaterFire Providence, and steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Boston takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Plymouth, Salem, Ogunquit, Cambridge
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like New York Public Library and Grey Towers National Historic Site. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to Bannerman Castle (in Cold Spring), Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple (in Glen Spey) and United States Military Academy Visitor Center (in West Point). There's much more to do: make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, steep yourself in history at Governors Island National Monument, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning app .

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Grey Towers National Historic Site, Gateway National Recreation, Bannerman Castle, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple
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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 ©
American Museum of Natural History