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, 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 19-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 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
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 Museo del Templo Mayor and Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapultepec Castle and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), tour the pleasant surroundings at Alameda Central, admire the striking features of Reforma 222, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

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Getting from Guadalajara to Mexico City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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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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 Mission San Juan Capistrano and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art 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: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, 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.

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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

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
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 Twin Peaks. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Alcatraz Island ©
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 The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga), Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner) and Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room & Gary Farrell Winery). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, learn about winemaking at Hendry Ranch Wines, view the masterpieces at Patrick Amiot, and admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park.

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Drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Napa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. 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, Calistoga, Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, Silver Oak Cellars
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Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery ©
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas ©
The 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 LeMay - America's Car Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point No Point Lighthouse & Park and Pioneer Square. Venture out of the city with trips to W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (in Tacoma) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

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Traveling by combination of bus, subway, and flight from Napa to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Napa in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Seattle. 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, Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
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Point No Point Lighthouse & Park ©
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: trek along 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 little chillier with lows of 9°C in Ellensburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ellensburg

#Outdoors, #Wineries, #Museums

Side Trips

Yakima, Washington State, Roslyn Historical Museum, Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village, Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
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Kana Winery ©
Kana Winery
Roslyn Historical Museum ©
Roslyn Historical Museum
Kittitas County Historical Museum ©
Kittitas County 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 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Anthropology and Britannia Mine Museum. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Richmond to see International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, explore the activities along English Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ellensburg to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ellensburg in September: highs in Vancouver hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 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, #Museums

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Richmond, Lighthouse Park, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Burnaby Village Museum
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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 Museum of Fine Arts. 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 (Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II, & more), Newport (Rosecliff, Rough Point, & more) and Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of WaterFire Providence.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston sightseeing planner.

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. Traveling from Vancouver to Boston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in Boston are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow 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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Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

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 Grey Towers National Historic Site and Ponquogue Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: United States Military Academy (in West Point), Bannerman Castle (in Cold Spring) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). 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 drive; or take a bus. 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

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Ponquogue Beach, Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple
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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