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
Drive:  2​h
Tulum, Mexico
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​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 30​min
Big Sur, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Santa Barbara, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Monica, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Auckland Central, New Zealand

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day
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 California Science Center as well as Petersen Automotive Museum. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then get curious at California Science Center, and then see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also 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. When traveling from Auckland Central in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 14°C. You will leave for Cancun on the 9th (Fri).

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Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife
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Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
California Science Center
California Science Center

2
days
Cancun, Mexico

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 Can Cook in Cancun as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), then look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas, and then pick up some new kitchen skills with Can Cook in Cancun. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to Cancun by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

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Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Can Cook in Cancun ©
Can Cook in Cancun
El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) ©

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling as well as Xcaret Eco Theme Park. Step out of Tulum to go to Coba and see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ruinas Mayas de Tulum and make a trip to Plastic Flamingo.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum vacation builder.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Parks Tours

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Xcaret Eco Theme Park, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret Eco Theme Park ©
Xcaret Eco Theme Park
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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 Coyoacan as well as Chapultepec Castle. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, then see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, and finally take a stroll through Coyoacan.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City itinerary maker.

Getting from Tulum to Mexico City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tulum in March, with highs in Mexico City at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle

3
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 San Francisco Premium Outlets as well as Ferry Building Marketplace. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco route maker .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Santa Cruz Wharf and then take in the pleasant sights at West Cliff Drive.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz travel itinerary 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 Big Sur.

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Outdoors Scenic Drive
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West Cliff Drive ©
West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz Wharf ©
Santa Cruz Wharf

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 see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Big Sur vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Big Sur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Big Sur are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

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Parks Nature
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McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
day
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.
On the 20th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then shop like a local with State Street, and then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

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Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1
day
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.
You've now added Camarillo Premium Outlets to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path, and then revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica day trip planning app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Monica, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Camarillo Premium Outlets
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26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

3
days
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Citadel Outlets as well as Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). See even more of Los Angeles: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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