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
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
+3
train + Fly + subway + bus:  5​h 30​min
Napa, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Ellensburg, United States
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Seattle, United States
— 3 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
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guachimontones and Instituto Cultural Cabanas. Head to Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour and Tonala Craft Marketfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Guadalajara to Tapalpa to see Las Piedrotas about 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple and admire the striking features of Teatro Degollado.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Guadalajara is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Guadalajara due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in August; daily highs in Guadalajara reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xalapa.

Things to do in Guadalajara

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping

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Guachimontones, Las Piedrotas, Tonala Craft Market
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Guachimontones
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Instituto Cultural Cabanas
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Las Piedrotas

3
days
Xalapa, Mexico

Xalapa ©
Xalapa is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anthropology Museum and Museo El Lencero. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Parque de los Tecajetes. Explore Xalapa's surroundings by going to Coatepec (Casa Bautista Galvez & Los Milagros Galeria), Catedral de San Antonio de Huatusco (in Huatusco) and Parque Nacional El Cofre de Perote (in Perote).

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Things to do in Xalapa

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Coatepec, River Rafting & Tubing, Catedral de San Antonio de Huatusco, Parque Nacional El Cofre de Perote
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Parque Nacional El Cofre de Perote ©
Parque Nacional El Cofre de Perote
Anthropology Museum ©
Anthropology Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Head to Coyoacan and Tinta Naranja Urban Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Bosque de Chapultepec and Tepozteco will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and take a peaceful walk through Chapultepec Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City online visit 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

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tepozteco
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Tepozteco
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Museo del Templo Mayor

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Getty Center and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Appreciate the collections at Griffith Observatory and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Venture out of the city with trips to Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and hunt for treasures at Olvera Street.

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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 moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Crystal Cove, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, view the masterpieces at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Oakville Grocery, and finally stop by Dean & DeLuca. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Silver Oak Cellars, do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, and then do a tasting at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Napa online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, subway, and bus from Los Angeles to Napa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Napa to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

#Wineries, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glen Ellen, Oakville, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, Vincent Arroyo Winery, Dean & DeLuca
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Vincent Arroyo Winery
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

4
days
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Step off the beaten path and head to Twin Peaks and California Academy of Sciences. Change things up with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

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Drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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California Academy of Sciences
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Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

7
days
Ellensburg, United States

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and The Tasting Room. Get in touch with nature at Second Beach and Lake Easton State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ellensburg: Wenatchee (Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center & Wenatchee National Forest), Cashmere (Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store & Apple Annie's Antique Gallery) and Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel (in Easton). And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall, do a tasting at Gilbert Cellars, see the interesting displays at Kittitas County Historical Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Iron Horse Brewery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ellensburg day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Ellensburg. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ellensburg, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ellensburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Cashmere, Yakima, Washington State, Wenatchee, Easton
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Lake Easton State Park ©
Lake Easton State Park
Wenatchee National Forest ©
Wenatchee National Forest

3
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 Pioneer Square. We've included these beaches for you: Ed Munro Seahurst Park and Alki Beach. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ellensburg to Seattle takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ellensburg in September, expect nights in Seattle to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ed Munro Seahurst Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grouse Mountain and Spanish Banks. Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Deep Cove (in North Vancouver), Richmond (International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) & Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site) and Britannia Mine Museum (in Britannia Beach). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, and take a stroll through Gastown.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vancouver day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for slightly colder days in Vancouver, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby Village Museum, Britannia Mine Museum, 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Plimoth Plantation and Peabody Essex Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ogunquit Beach and Long Sands Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kittery Trading Post (in Kittery) and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse (in York). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail and wander the streets of Newbury Street.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Kittery Trading Post, Ogunquit Beach, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Plimoth Plantation, Long Sands Beach
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Bushkill Falls. Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford) and Belmar Beach (in Belmar). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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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. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Belmar Beach, Bushkill Falls
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral