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

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

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Las Vegas, United States
— 6 nights
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Lancaster, United States
— 3 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport
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San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
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Boise, United States
— 1 night
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Portland, United States
— 4 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan, United States
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau, United States
— 2 nights
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States
— 2 nights
Drive to Juneau International Airport, Fly to Prince Rupert Airport
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Prince Rupert, Canada
— 2 nights
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Tofino, Canada
— 2 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 7 nights
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Tumon, Guam
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 6 nights
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Lahaina, United States
— 6 nights
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Las Vegas, United States

— 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and The Strip are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Laughlin (Casino at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Auto Collections, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Las Vegas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in December, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lancaster, United States

— 3 nights
Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. Step out of the city life by going to Running Horse Ranch and Sierra Highway Bike Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The BLVD and Museum of Art & History (MOAH). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shambala Preserve, make a trip to Civic Musical Road, hike along Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, and walk around Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lancaster day trip planning app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Lancaster by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, Lancaster is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at Mumm Napa and Exploratorium. Explore hidden gems such as Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Muir Woods National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Trefethen Family Vineyards (in Napa), St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle & Pride Mountain Vineyards) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lancaster to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Lancaster in December, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boise, United States

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Idaho State Museum, then trek along Boise River Greenbelt, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Boise tour itinerary site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Boise in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Boise due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Boise at 2°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Portland, United States

— 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Portland Art Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Cannon Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Live Laugh Love Art, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland journey planner.

You can fly from Boise to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boise in December, with highs in Portland at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seattle, United States

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like LeMay - America's Car Museum and Museum of Pop Culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park) and Washington State History Museum (in Tacoma). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning tool.

Drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Seattle sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ketchikan, United States

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Alaska Stone Art, take in the exciting artwork at Scanlon Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Seattle to Ketchikan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Ketchikan. When traveling from Seattle in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ketchikan: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Juneau, United States

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Steep Creek, stroll through Alaska Powder Descents, fly down the slopes at Eaglecrest Ski Area, indulge in some personalized pampering at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, then stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and finally examine the collection at Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Ketchikan in December, expect Juneau to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Prince Rupert.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Prince Rupert, Canada

— 2 nights
Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. On the 4th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter, stroll through Tall Trees Trail, trek along Butze Rapids Park and Trail, then explore the activities along Diana Lake Provincial Park, and finally stop by Last Minute Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kwinitsa Station Railway Museum & Park, then see the interesting displays at Prince Rupert Fire Museum Society, then explore the galleries of Ice House Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at The Prince Rupert Visitor Centre & Port Interpretive Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prince Rupert route planner.

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Prince Rupert with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Prince Rupert due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in January; daily highs in Prince Rupert reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Prince Rupert

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tofino, Canada

— 2 nights
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, then hike along Rainforest Trail, and finally trek along Wild Pacific Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tofino online tour planner.

Getting from Prince Rupert to Tofino by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tofino when traveling from Prince Rupert in January, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Vancouver, Canada

— 7 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.
Let the collections at Burnaby Village Museum and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont capture your imagination. Vancouver Downtown and Museum of Anthropology are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Whistler (Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler Village Sports, &more), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Chilliwack) and Brackendale Eagle Reserve (in Squamish). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the different shops at Lansdowne Shopping Centre, and step off the mainland to explore Granville Island.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Vancouver day trip planning app.

Fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino in January, Vancouver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tumon.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Tumon, Guam

— 3 nights
Lazing on the beach and cooling off in the clear water remain the most popular things to do in Tumon, the busiest resort town in Guam.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Asan Bay Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gab Gab Beach, then trek along Jungle Rules Adventure Tours, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Ypao Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Fai Fai Beach, stroll through Tumon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gun Beach, then stroll the grounds of Pigo Catholic Cemetery, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Piti Bomb Holes Preserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tumon trip planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Tumon in 17.5 hours. Traveling from Vancouver to Tumon, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in January, things will get warmer in Tumon: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Tumon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Pupukea (Ehukai Beach Park, Sharks Cove, &more), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach, explore and take pictures at Ko Olina Lagoons, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Tumon to Honolulu takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tumon to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Tumon in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Honolulu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaina, United States

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lahaina Front Street and Napili Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Village Galleries in Lahaina and Baldwin Home Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park III, Kamaole Beach Park II, &more), Wailea (Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach, &more) and Kahului (Photography Tours & Helicopter Tours). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lahaina Harbor, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

— 5 nights
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Head to Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and Frank Arnold Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chileno Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose, Plaza Mijares, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Santa Maria Beach, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, head outdoors with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas travel route builder tool.

Getting from Lahaina to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Cabo San Lucas is 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

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.

Vancouver Island travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Just off Canada's far western coastline, Vancouver Island serves as a sprawling natural playground tailor-made for those looking to "get away from it all." For most visitors on a Vancouver Island vacation means exploring the many sandy beaches, gazing or photographing snowcapped mountains, picking up some adrenaline by biking down rugged trails, and hiking through some of the world's oldest and least-spoiled rainforests. If that doesn't fill up your Vancouver Island itinerary, head to Cowichan Valley, a picture-perfect place ideal for foodies and wine lovers. For modern attractions and a bit of island sophistication, visit Victoria, provincial capital with a distinctly Mediterranean climate.

Guam travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Shopping Malls · Landmarks
Indigenous, Spanish colonial, and American influences are all visible during a vacation in Guam, a Pacific island that forms part of the Mariana Archipelago. First settled by the indigenous Chamorro people centuries ago, the island was "discovered" by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521-- Spanish colonial powers eventually settled the island in 1668. Today the island is a U.S. territory, with many mainland U.S. citizens choosing to visit Guam as a visa-free way to enjoy the Pacific. Tourism in Guam focuses heavily on the island's picturesque beaches, extensive diving opportunities, and indigenous culture and history.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.

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.