16 days in Mexico, United States & El Salvador Itinerary

16 days in Mexico, United States & El Salvador Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 1 night
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
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Ahuachapan, El Salvador
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Mexico City, Mexico

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 6th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary tool.

Antigua, Guatemala to Mexico City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mexico City, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

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San Francisco, United States

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally visit Chinatown.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Mexico City to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas, United States

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online travel route builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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New York City, United States

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

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Orlando, United States

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Playa del Carmen.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

— 2 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Playacar Golf Club and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Playa del Carmen in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Salvador.

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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
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San Salvador, El Salvador

— 2 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
On the 19th (Tue), stroll through Cinquera Rain Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico La Laguna, and then shop like a local with Mercado Nacional de Artesanias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, then see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Salvador trip planning website.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to San Salvador by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in San Salvador, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ahuachapan.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Ahuachapan, El Salvador

— 1 night
Ahuachapán is a city and municipality and the capital of the Ahuachapán Department in western El Salvador. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Imposible National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ahuachapan trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Ahuachapan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Ahuachapan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

El Salvador travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Churches · Ruins
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has plenty of historical and natural attractions to explore on a rich and varied itinerary. The coastal beaches attract surfers and sunbathers, while the main towns showcase colonial and indigenous cultures in their traditions, architecture, cuisine, and historical sites. Tourism in El Salvador has been stuttering for decades, first because of the Salvadoran Civil War, and now because of gang-related activities and a high crime rate. The vast majority of the country, however, remains unspoiled by the narrative that dominates international headlines. Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination, with natural and manmade highlights uncluttered by tourists and overdevelopment, find such a place in El Salvador.