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

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

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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
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Guadalajara, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Tinum, Mexico
— 1 night
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Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
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Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
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Washington DC, United States
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Miami, United States
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Manaus, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Ushuaia, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Vancouver, Canada

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the activities along English Bay, take in nature's colorful creations at Queen Elizabeth Park, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, then stroll through Kitsilano Beach, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Granville Island Public Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, stroll around Stanley Park, then snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver day trip tool.

Madrid, Spain to Vancouver is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in June, things will get little chillier in Vancouver: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seattle, United States

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), stop by Chukar Cherries, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, walk around Olympic Sculpture Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco, United States

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, visit SoMa, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally examine the collection at Exploratorium. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, then don't miss a visit to Battery Spencer, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally walk around Crissy Field.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online holiday planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Los Angeles, United States

— 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Indiana Jones Adventure, Disneyland Park, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the stunning scenery at Coldwater Canyon Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

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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 July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Guadalajara, Mexico

— 2 nights

Pearl of the West

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 9th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, then sample the fine beverages at La Cata Tequileria & Mezcaleria, then don't miss a visit to Glorieta Chapalita, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Andares Centro Comercial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rotonda de Los Jaliscienses Ilustres, don't miss a visit to Plaza Universidad, steep yourself in history at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Libertad, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, and finally make a trip to La Sala de los Magos y los Magos Universales.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guadalajara planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Guadalajara takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Guadalajara when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Mexico City, Mexico

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 & Palacio de Tepantitla). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, make a trip to Zocalo, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City road trip planning app.

Fly from Guadalajara to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guadalajara in July, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Tinum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Tinum, Mexico

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tinum trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mexico City to Tinum. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Tinum due to the time zone difference. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cancun.

Things to do in Tinum

Nature · Parks

Cancun, Mexico

— 2 nights
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a splash at Wet'n Wild Cancun, then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, examine the collection at Museo Subacuatico de Arte, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip site.

You can drive from Tinum to Cancun in 2.5 hours. July in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

Chicago, United States

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll around Grant Park, steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then get curious at Field Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and finally laugh and play at Fox in a Box Chicago. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago holiday planning app.

You can fly from Cancun to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cancun in July, with highs in Chicago at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Toronto, Canada

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Mon), visit Kensington Market, step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park, walk around Toronto Music Garden, engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally walk around High Park. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, then admire the striking features of CN Tower, and finally make a trip to Harbourfront Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chicago to Toronto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Toronto due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Toronto are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Ottawa, Canada

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 21st (Wed), stroll the grounds of Canadian Fire Fighters Memorial, learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of History, then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, then wander the streets of ByWard Market, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, take in panoramic vistas at Peace Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gatineau Park, examine the collection at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, then take a tour by water with Bayou-Outaouais, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ottawa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, explore the landscape on two wheels at Old Port of Montreal, make a trip to Old Montreal, then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and finally stroll around Mount Royal Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, make a trip to Rue St-Paul, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, and finally make a trip to Place d'Armes.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Montreal online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Montreal

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

New York City, United States

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, go for a walk through Times Square, and stroll around The High Line.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Montreal to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Washington DC, United States

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and finally ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Miami, United States

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Miami Seaquarium, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and finally don't miss a visit to Wynwood Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Miami by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Manaus.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Manaus, Brazil

— 2 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): walk around Parque Estadual Sumauma, get a new perspective on nature at Museu da Amazonia (MUSA), examine the collection at Manaus Botanical Garden - MUSA, get to know the resident critters at Bosque da Ciencia, then buy something for everyone on your list at Manauara Shopping, and finally get to know the resident critters at CIGS Zoo. On the next day, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, see the interesting displays at Cultural Centre of the Peoples of the Amazon, explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, then get some fabulous bargains at Stylo Outlet, then hunt for treasures at Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manaus online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Manaus takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Manaus are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Brasilia, Brazil

— 2 nights

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.
Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), view the masterpieces at Museu de Valores, take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, then take an in-depth tour of Museu do Tribunal de Contas da Uniao, and finally snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, examine the collection at Espaco Lucio Costa, get a sense of history and politics at Itamaraty Palace, admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, then get a sense of history and politics at Congresso Nacional, and finally look for gifts at Feira De Artesanato Da Torre.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brasilia day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Brasilia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manaus to Brasilia. Traveling from Manaus in August, you will find days in Brasilia are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are much colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Brasilia

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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.
Estadio Icaro de Castro Melo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sao Paulo Aquarium, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol, then shop like a local with Paulista Avenue, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, engage your brain at Museu Catavento, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then get outside with Estadio Icaro de Castro Melo, then see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and finally get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Brasilia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

— 2 nights
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
On the 7th (Sat), hike along Sendero Macuco, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino, and finally don't miss a visit to La Casa de Las Botellas. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then make a trip to Triple Frontier.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Iguazu road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sao Paulo to Puerto Iguazu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Iguazu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Salta.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salta, Argentina

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get great views at Piedra del Molino, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Alfonso, make a trip to Calle Balcarce, then appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, and finally look for gifts at Vincul Arte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, pause for some photo ops at Virgen del Cerro, then explore the world behind art at Fundacion Recrear Arte Colonial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento San Bernardo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Guemes.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salta trip planning site.

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Salta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Salta, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cordoba.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Cordoba, Argentina

— 2 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, get outside with Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Cordoba La Iglesia De Jesucristo De Los Santos De Los Ultimos Dias, see the interesting displays at Museo Emilio Caraffa, then see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Society of Jesus Church, examine the collection at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Religioso Juan de Tejeda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, then admire the striking features of Legislatura De La Provincia de Cordoba, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cordoba travel planner.

Getting from Salta to Cordoba by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salta in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cordoba, with highs around 18°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 2 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), see Off-Road Tours, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Ushuaia takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in August: highs in Ushuaia hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 2 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
You've now added Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stop by Palermo Soho, take a stroll through Palermo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and finally pause for some photo ops at Floralis Generica. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Obelisco de Buenos Aires, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, then visit Recoleta, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online travel route builder.

Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Ushuaia in August, plan for warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Maracanã has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and hike along Pedra da Gavea.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro visit website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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 · History Museums
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.