50 days in Canada, United States, Mexico & South America Itinerary

50 days in Canada, United States, Mexico & South America Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
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St. Helena, United States
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
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Tram to San Ysidro/Intl Border, Bus to Tijuana, Fly to Mexico City
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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— 6 nights
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Vancouver, Canada

— 5 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Granville Island, explore the galleries of Museum of Anthropology, admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vancouver online visit planner.

Manchester, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Vancouver is minus 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vancouver are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

San Francisco, United States

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take a stroll through SoMa, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Vancouver, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

St. Helena, United States

— 1 night

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena sightseeing site.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in St. Helena hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 6 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planning app.

Getting from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from St. Helena in September, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 27°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:

Los Angeles, United States

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and wander the streets of Golden Triangle.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Mexico City, Mexico

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip maker.

Getting from San Diego to Mexico City by combination of tram, bus, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in October; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Cusco, Peru

— 4 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cusco in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cusco. Traveling from Mexico City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then relax and rejuvenate at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Orlando, United States

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 20th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and make a splash at Discovery Cove.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip site.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Orlando in 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:

Toronto, Canada

— 6 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toronto: Cheese Secrets (in Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Niagara Falls (Niagara SkyWheel, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, and browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from New York City to Toronto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 4:

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.