19 days in United States & Mexico Itinerary

19 days in United States & Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in United States & Mexico Itinerary

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
Tulum, Mexico
— 2 nights
+3
bus + ferry + taxi + Fly:  8​h
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Santa Cruz, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Monterey, United States
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
Big Sur, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Simeon, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Santa Maria, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Santa Barbara, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Santa Monica, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Auckland Central, New Zealand

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Macy's Plaza as well as California Science Center. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): browse the different shops at Macy's Plaza and then get curious at California Science Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off toCancun.

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#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Shopping
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California Science Center ©
California Science Center

2
days
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Isla Shopping Village.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Cancun in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cancun, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect Cancun to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off toTulum.

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#Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Mercado 28 ©
Mercado 28
Av Kukulkan ©
Av Kukulkan

2
days
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Quinta Avenida, Rivera's Kitchen Tulum, LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and other attractions. On the 12th (Mon), cool off at Xcaret Eco Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote, then identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and finally pick up some new kitchen skills with Rivera's Kitchen Tulum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum online vacation planner .

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

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Playa del Carmen
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Xcaret Eco Theme Park ©
Xcaret Eco Theme Park
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Rivera's Kitchen Tulum ©
Rivera's Kitchen Tulum

2
days
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chapultepec Castle, Mercado Roma, La Condesa, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through La Condesa, then contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, then see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Mercado Roma. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and flight from Tulum to Mexico City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tulum in March: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
days
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twin Peaks, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Bridge, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website .

You can fly from Mexico City to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco Premium Outlets
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
Santa Cruz, United States

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Santa Cruz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

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#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
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Santa Cruz Wharf ©
Santa Cruz Wharf

0
days
Monterey, United States

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Point Lobos State Reserve has been added to your itinerary.

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Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

#Nature, #Beaches, #Trails

Side Trip

Point Lobos State Reserve
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few
hours
Big Sur, United States

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip builder .

Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off toSan Simeon.

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San Simeon, United States

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon vacation planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Santa Maria on the 20th (Tue).

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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0
days
Santa Maria, United States

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Maria tour itinerary app .

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Maria by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from San Simeon in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Maria, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 21st (Wed).

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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few
hours
Santa Barbara, United States

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara day trip website .

You can drive from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. March in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Shopping

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Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

few
hours
Santa Monica, United States

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
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Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Santa Barbara in March, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
days
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Petersen Automotive Museum, Griffith Observatory, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other attractions. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Downtown Disney in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. See some other sides of Los Angeles: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Shopping

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Downtown Disney
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Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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