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

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

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

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Drive:  1​h
1
Woodhill, New Zealand
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Warkworth, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Manukau, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
4
Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
5
Seattle, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Whistler, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Calgary, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
9
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
11
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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Woodhill, New Zealand

Woodhill ©
On the 21st (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Parakai Springs.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Woodhill online trip itinerary maker .

Auckland Central to Woodhill is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Warkworth.

Things to do in Woodhill

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parakai Springs
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Parakai Springs ©
Parakai Springs

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Warkworth, New Zealand

Warkworth ©
Warkworth is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the upper North Island of New Zealand. On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Matakana Village and then identify plant and animal life at Tawharanui Regional Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Warkworth trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Woodhill to Warkworth takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Warkworth can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Manukau.

Things to do in Warkworth

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Matakana Village
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Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Matakana Village ©
Matakana Village

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Manukau, New Zealand

Manukau ©
Manukau City is a former territorial authority district in Auckland, New Zealand, that was governed by the Manukau City Council. On the 23rd (Sun), learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, stop by Pauanesia, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the thrill of live dance at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Auckland Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manukau day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Warkworth to Manukau in an hour. Traveling from Warkworth in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Manukau, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Manukau

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Auckland
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Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum

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nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manukau to Las Vegas. The time zone difference when traveling from Manukau to Las Vegas is minus 20 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manukau in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Olympic National Park (Murhut Falls & Hood Canal). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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nights
Whistler, Canada

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Take a break from Whistler with a short trip to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park in Pemberton, about 58 minutes away. On the 5th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Whistler Blackcomb. Next up on the itinerary: catch some excitement at Whistler Sliding Centre, ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Olympic Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the activities along Lost Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Whistler trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Seattle to Whistler in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Whistler at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
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Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

5
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Stanley Park, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, and meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Whistler to Vancouver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Lighthouse Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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nights
Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calgary: Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre (in Canmore), Banff National Park (Johnston Canyon & Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson) and Banff (Via Ferrata, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, & more). There's much more to do: trek along Cory and Edith Passes, contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, and meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Calgary trip builder .

Fly from Vancouver to Calgary in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Calgary when traveling from Vancouver in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre
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Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for water activities, nature, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), put a fun spin on your tour with A-maze-in Cabo Race, look for gifts at Feinstein Jewelry, and kick back and relax at Medano Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas online attractions planner .

Getting from Calgary to Cabo San Lucas by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in July, you will find days in Cabo San Lucas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 25th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): do a tasting at Mudbrick Vineyard and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Gardens, then look for gifts at Rangihoua Estate, then do a tasting at Stonyridge Vineyard, and finally admire the masterpieces at Connells Bay Sculpture Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Waiheke Island online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Waiheke Island with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 20 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit cooler in Waiheke Island: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Tours Wineries Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Connells Bay Sculpture Park ©
Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Stonyridge Vineyard ©
Stonyridge Vineyard

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