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
1
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Napa, United States
— 5 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Ellensburg, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
9
Boston, United States
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
nights
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 16-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 drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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 Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapultepec Castle and Alameda Central. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology, admire the landmark architecture of Reforma 222, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mexico City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Guadalajara to Mexico City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guadalajara in August, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Mission San Juan Capistrano. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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 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 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

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

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 Wine Tours & Tastings and Muir Woods National Monument. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of 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
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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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 Mumm Napa will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga), Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room & Gary Farrell Winery) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, shop like a local with Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Silver Oak Cellars, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Napa day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. 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

Calistoga, Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, St. Helena, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas ©
The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

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 Lake View Cemetery. 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, and make a trip to Space Needle.

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 Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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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: Yakima (Portteus Winery, Kana Winery, & more) and Treveri (in Wapato). 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, Roslyn Historical Museum, 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.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and Fort Langley National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Anthropology and Burnaby Village Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Britannia Mine Museum (in Britannia Beach), International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) (in Richmond) and Deep Cove (in North Vancouver). There's still lots to do: stroll through Stanley Park, explore and take pictures at Lighthouse Park, wander the streets of Granville Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain.

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 Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Richmond, Britannia Mine Museum, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Burnaby Village Museum
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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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). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary maker app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Boston. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Plymouth, Salem, Cambridge, Ogunquit
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:
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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 Grey Towers National Historic Site and Bannerman Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook), United States Military Academy Visitor Center (in West Point) and Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple (in Glen Spey). The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, contemplate the long history of Governors Island National Monument, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

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 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

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Gateway National Recreation, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Bannerman Castle, United States Military Academy Visitor Center
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History