59 days in United States, Mexico & Brazil Itinerary

59 days in United States, Mexico & Brazil Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
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Custer, United States
— 4 nights
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Omaha, United States
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Brasilia, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, United States
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, United States
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, United States
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Anchorage, United States
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Juneau, United States
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San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Mecanique and California Academy of Sciences. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more), Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder website.

Portland to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Los Angeles, United States

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Head to Annenberg Community Beach House and Two Rodeo Drivefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Santa Barbara (Old Mission Santa Barbara & Stearns Wharf). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 79°F and lows about 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

San Diego, United States

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Appreciate the collections at Maritime Museum of San Diego and USS Midway Museum. Visit La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Custer.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Custer, United States

— 4 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Take a break from the city and head to Custer State Park and Sylvan Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Loop Road and Needles Eye Tunnel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Keystone (Presidential Trail & Big Thunder Gold Mine), Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Jewel Cave National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Custer trip planning site.

Getting from San Diego to Custer by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Diego to Custer, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Custer, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Omaha.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Omaha, United States

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Fort Atkinson, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, see the interesting displays at Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Custer to Omaha in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Custer in June; daily highs in Omaha reach 85°F and lows reach 64°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

— 6 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Visit Ek Balam and Tulum Archaeological Site for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at 3D Museum of Wonders and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Aktun Chen (in Akumal), Cozumel (Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, Palancar Reef, &more) and Tulum (Two Eyes Cenote & Gran Cenote). Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Los Fundadores, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Omaha to Playa del Carmen takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, with lows around 73°F. You'll set off for Brasilia on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Brasilia, Brazil

— 1 night

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco, appreciate the history behind Memorial JK, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and finally take in the views from Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Brasilia trip planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Brasilia by flight takes about 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Brasilia. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in June, with highs in Brasilia at 78°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Museu do Amanha and Museu do Acude will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Morro da Urca and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi in Niteroi, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro attractions website.

Fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in June, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 1st (Thu), take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and finally examine the collection at Latin America Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect Sao Paulo to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 56°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Mexico City, Mexico

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Visit Chapultepec Castle and Museo del Templo Mayor for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), visit Coyoacan, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City journey planning app.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Mexico City in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Kailua-Kona, United States

— 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Visit Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Mauna Kea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Hilo (Helicopter Tours, Liliuokalani Gardens, &more) and Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden (in Papaikou). The adventure continues: stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Punalu‘U Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Mexico City to Kailua-Kona in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Mexico City to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect Kailua-Kona to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Lahaina, United States

— 5 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Napili Beach and Wailea Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Kapalua Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Wailuku (Iao Valley & Maui Tropical Plantation). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honolua Bay, and stop by Lahaina Front Street.

Plan trip to Lahaina with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Honolulu, United States

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Photography Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Kailua Beach Park and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua (Pillbox Hike & Lanikai Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

Anchorage, United States

— 4 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Get some historical perspective at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center. Explore hidden gems such as Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Flattop Mountain Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Portage Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kincaid Park, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Point Woronzof.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Honolulu in July, you will find days in Anchorage are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are cooler (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Juneau, United States

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Tracy Arm Fjord. Get outdoors at Nugget Falls and Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll through Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, and hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Anchorage, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Hawaii travel guide

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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Alaska travel guide

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The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.