26 days in United States, Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

26 days in United States, Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
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Palm Springs, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
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Los Angeles, United States — 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Auckland in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Los Angeles, with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mexico City.
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Mexico City, Mexico — 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mexico City journey tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mexico City in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Mexico City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Mexico City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.
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Cancun, Mexico — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Zipline & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cancun tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Mexico City to Cancun by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 1 night

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): shop like a local with The Grove.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Fly from Cancun to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cancun, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas, United States — 5 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Caesars Palace, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Plan trip to Las Vegas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs, United States — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Springs: Palm Desert (Desert Holocaust Memorial & The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 24°C and lows reach 10°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 1st (Sun).
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Los Angeles, United States — 3 nights

City of Angels

Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route tool.

Getting from Palm Springs to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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