43 days in United States & Mexico Itinerary

43 days in United States & Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17 h
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Salt Lake City, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Colorado Springs, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
7
Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
8
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
9
Nashville, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Dallas, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
11
Houston, United States
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
12
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— 1 day
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
13
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Cozumel, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
15
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
16
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, walk around Discovery Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Salt Lake City, United States

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 22nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City itinerary website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum ©
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum

1
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Colorado Springs, United States

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 23rd (Sat), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planning app.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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nights
New York City, United States

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. May in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Grand Central Terminal ©
Grand Central Terminal
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Nashville, United States

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step out of Nashville to go to Hopkinsville and see Casey Jones Distillery, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville online tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Casey Jones Distillery
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Dallas, United States

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, then steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Dallas, and finally examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Nashville to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from Nashville in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Dallas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Escape Game Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

1
night
Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Houston.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Houston road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Punta Sur and then kick back and relax at Playa Norte.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Houston to Isla Mujeres in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Houston to Isla Mujeres, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in June: highs in Isla Mujeres hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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Tulum, Mexico

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Tulum takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Tulum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret

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Cozumel, Mexico

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
On the 11th (Thu), partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In June in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa Luis Barragan.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cozumel in June; daily highs in Mexico City reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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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 wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas tour planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Church of Saint Luke ©
Church of Saint Luke

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