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

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

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

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly:  17​h
1
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  14​h
4
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Anchorage, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Honolulu, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
11
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
13
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
14
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
15
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour planning site .

Alexandria, Egypt to New York City is an approximately 17-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 13th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone Lake will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park route builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

4
nights
Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Skyline Trail. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Edith Cavell, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, hike along Bald Hills, and head off the coast to Spirit Island.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Jasper National Park in 14 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, Jasper National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

5
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Take a break from the city and head to Parker Ridge Trail and Lake Louise. On the 31st (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Temple Mountain. There's lots more to do: cruise along Icefields Parkway, look for all kinds of wild species at Bow Valley Parkway, hike along Lake Agnes, and take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Banff National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in July: highs in Banff National Park hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

2
nights
Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ed Munro Seahurst Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Granville Island and Vancouver Seawall. Relax by the water at Kitsilano Beach and Sunset Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Stanley Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Banks.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Grouse Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

2
nights
Anchorage, United States

Anchorage ©
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 cultural insight at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Escape the urban bustle at Chugach National Forest and Chugach State Park. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

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Getting from Vancouver to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vancouver in August, with highs in Anchorage at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

2
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Waimea Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Step out of Honolulu to go to Haleiwa and see Sunset Beach Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Manoa Falls, trek along Diamond Head State Monument, and kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Anchorage to Honolulu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in August; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at China Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Union Square, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, then examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), and finally examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Mexico City in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Sueste and Praia do Cachorro. Appreciate the collections at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia - Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bode Beach, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mexico City to Fernando de Noronha. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in August, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 33°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

2
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Mirante da Prainha. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Rio de Janeiro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

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