From Toronto To Belize, Here Are The Best International Road Trips Worth The Miles
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From Toronto To Belize, Here Are The Best International Road Trips Worth The Miles

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Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Jul 8, 2020

If flying during a pandemic doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, don’t let that stop you from hitting the road for an international vacation. Here are a few international road trips from the U.S. to get your travel inspiration flowing once borders reopen.

1. U.S. To Toronto, Canada

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It seems that Canada is in no rush to reopen their borders, but with a current deadline of July 21 in place, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Assuming borders are open by late summer or fall, you will have plenty of time to plan a road trip to the maple leaf country. Toronto is located just under two hours from Buffalo, NY and just under four hours from Detroit.

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2. U.S. To Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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The U.S.-Mexico border will be closed until at least late July. Fall may be the perfect time to plan a Mexico road trip and Puerto Vallarta is an easy choice. The beach resort town is known for its stunning coastlines and laid back lifestyle. The trip will take you about 26 hours from San Diego, California and roughly 21 hours from El Paso, Texas.

3. U.S. To Belize City, Belize

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If you are looking for a real road trip adventure, explore the Mexican landscape before landing in Belize City. The 33-hour drive from San Antonio, Texas will take you along the Mexican coast and across the Yucatan before arriving in paradise. Just three more hours south takes you Placencia, known for its palm-lined beaches and snorkeling adventures.  

4. U.S. To Vancouver, Canada

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Head north to Vancouver. Just a short two-and-a-half-hour trip from Seattle, Vancouver is an outdoor-enthusiast’s dream destination. From land to mountains, the trip up the Western coast from the U.S. to Canada is a truly remarkable experience. Check out Washington’s Olympic National Park before island hopping across the lush, scenic border.

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5. U.S. To Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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This long-haul trip is around 55 hours from El Paso, Texas, taking you through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua before arriving to the rugged shores of Costa Rica. From Mayan Ruin routes to coastal treasures, design your trip based on your interests and needs. Once you arrive in Tamarindo, you will be welcomed by friendly locals, a surfer’s paradise, and the Pura Vida lifestyle.