48 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

48 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

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48 days in United States, Mexico & Vancouver Itinerary

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

3
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.
Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Guadalajara Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Expiatory Temple and Palacio de Gobierno will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Guachimontones in Teuchitlan (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Teatro Degollado, appreciate the history behind Minerva (La), shop like a local with Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Romantic Lake Chapala.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Guadalajara is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Guadalajara due to the time zone difference. 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 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Xalapa.

Things to do in Guadalajara

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nightlife

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Guachimontones
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Guachimontones
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Instituto Cultural Cabanas
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Expiatory Temple

3
days
Xalapa, Mexico

Xalapa ©
Xalapa is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality. Get some cultural insight at Anthropology Museum and Catedral de San Antonio de Huatusco. When in Xalapa, make a side trip to see Cascada de Texolo in Xico, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Juárez Park, take an in-depth tour of Museo El Lencero, take a peaceful walk through Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero, and examine the collection at Museo del Cafe.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Xalapa vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Guadalajara to Xalapa with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Xalapa

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Coatepec, Catedral de San Antonio de Huatusco, Cascada de Texolo
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Cascada de Texolo ©
Cascada de Texolo
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Anthropology Museum
Museo El Lencero ©
Museo El Lencero

6
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. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and wander the streets of Coyoacan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Xalapa to Mexico City in 4 hours. In August in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor
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Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Amoeba Music. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Santa Monica Farmers Market in Santa Monica--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, browse the eclectic array of goods at Olvera Street, and stroll through Santa Monica Bay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour planner .

Getting from Mexico City to Los Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
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The Getty Center
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Napa trip tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, subway, and bus from Los Angeles to Napa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Napa hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

#Wineries, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa, Mumm Napa, Safari West, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
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4
days
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Relax by the water at China Beach and Baker Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner .

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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Fisherman's Wharf
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Exploratorium

7
days
Ellensburg, United States

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Get outdoors at Wenatchee Confluence State Park and Cowiche Canyon Trail. Explore Ellensburg's surroundings by going to Yakima Valley Museum (in Yakima), The Gorge Amphitheatre (in George) and Cave B Estate Winery Quincy Tasting Room (in Quincy). There's much more to do: pick up some local products at Pybus Public Market, take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula, get engrossed in the history at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Apple Capital Loop Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ellensburg travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Ellensburg with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Ellensburg dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ellensburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wenatchee, Yakima, Cashmere, Olympic Peninsula, Lake Easton State Park
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Ohme Gardens ©
Ohme Gardens
Wenatchee Confluence State Park ©
Wenatchee Confluence State Park
Pybus Public Market ©
Pybus Public Market

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pike Place Market and Chukar Cherries. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, stroll through Golden Gardens Park, and browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Ellensburg to Seattle takes 2 hours. When traveling from Ellensburg in September, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Yaletown and Lighthouse Park are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Kitsilano Beach and Vancouver Seawall. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver tour builder website .

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Boston.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Lighthouse Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

4
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 some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Arts and Orchard House. Let the collections at Peabody Essex Museum and USS Constitution Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Walden Pond State Reservation (in Concord) and Crow Haven Corner (in Salem). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, and wander the streets of Newbury Street.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Boston in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Boston. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in Boston are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Concord, Salem, Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Book Store
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Step out of the city life by going to Gateway National Recreation and Long Beach. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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 on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Long Beach, Gateway National Recreation
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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

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