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
+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
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.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Guadalajara road trip site .

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 19°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

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

3
days
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 Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Virgin of Guadalupe. 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 do a combination of bus and flight. 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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Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

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 The Getty Center and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Griffith Observatory and Mission San Juan Capistrano 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, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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

Santa Monica Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 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
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 Wine Tours & Tastings. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and California Academy of Sciences. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; 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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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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 The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room & Gary Farrell Winery) and Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, take in the exciting artwork at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, and don't miss a visit to Patrick Amiot.

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

St. Helena, Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, Calistoga, Fort Ross State Historic Park
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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
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 LeMay - America's Car Museum 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 W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (in Tacoma) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, and wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, and flight from Napa to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Napa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in Seattle

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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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 Kittitas County Historical Museum. Appreciate the collections at Roslyn 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, Treveri, Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Roslyn Historical Museum
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Kana Winery ©
Kana Winery
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 International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Anthropology and Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Britannia Mine Museum (in Britannia Beach) and Deep Cove (in North Vancouver). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, wander the streets of Gastown, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, 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, Burnaby Village Museum, Britannia Mine 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 Fort Adams State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Plymouth (Mayflower II & Plymouth Rock), 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 The House of the Seven Gables, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

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 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 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, Ogunquit, Cambridge, Salem
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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

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 Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like New York Public Library and Gateway National Recreation. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bannerman Castle (in Cold Spring), Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford) and United States Military Academy (in West Point). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Cupsogue Beach County Park, don't miss a visit to Governors Island National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online vacation builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around 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

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Ponquogue Beach, Bannerman Castle, 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 ©
American Museum of Natural History