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

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  28​h
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
bus + 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
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
Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, then view the masterpieces at Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, and then make a trip to Independencia Avenue. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Expiatory Temple, then explore the ancient world of Guachimontones, and finally explore the world behind art at The Magic Top Museum.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Guadalajara is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Guadalajara. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, things will get a bit warmer in Guadalajara: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Magic Top Museum, Chapala Malecon, Independencia Avenue, Guachimontones
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Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Chapala Malecon ©
Chapala Malecon
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Instituto Cultural Cabanas

3
days
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 Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Innvictus Reforma 222. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), make a trip to Zocalo, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and wander the streets of Alameda Central.

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Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Mexico City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Guadalajara in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Getty Center The Publications and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Griffith Observatory and Madame Tussauds Hollywood will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mexico City to Los Angeles takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. 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

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

5
days
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 Musee Mecanique. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
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Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center and Patrick Amiot will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room & Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery) and Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, savor the flavors at The Hess Collection Winery, admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Napa travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Napa to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, Calistoga, Silver Oak Cellars
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Imagery Estate Winery
Imagery Estate Winery
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas ©
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

4
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.
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 and St. James Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory & LeMay - America's Car Museum) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). 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, subway, 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 Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse
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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
days
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: Yakima (Portteus Winery, Kana Winery, & more) and Treveri (in Wapato). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Mount Baker Scenic Byway, admire all the interesting features of Cascade Loop, trek along Second Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at [the pub ] 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 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°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, Roslyn Historical Museum
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Kana Winery
Kana Winery
Kittitas County Historical Museum ©
Kittitas County Historical Museum
Roslyn Historical Museum ©
Roslyn Historical Museum

4
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.
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: Richmond (Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site & International Buddhist Society). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge, explore the activities along English Bay, stroll through Stanley Park, and wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver trip itinerary app .

Getting from Ellensburg to Vancouver by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Ellensburg in September, plan for little chillier days in Vancouver, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Richmond, Britannia Mine Museum, Burnaby Village Museum, Lighthouse Park
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Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park
Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Anthropology
Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Marginal Way Walkway and Plimoth Plantation. Get some historical perspective at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and Rough Point. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit), Plymouth (Mayflower II & Plymouth Rock) and Newport (Rosecliff, Marble House, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, and take in a show at WaterFire Providence.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Boston trip maker website .

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. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Boston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Boston: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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 some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Governors Island National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponquogue Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford), Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple (in Glen Spey) and Bannerman Castle (in Cold Spring). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, United States Military Academy, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Ponquogue Beach, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial