26 days in United States & Tijuana Itinerary

26 days in United States & Tijuana Itinerary

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26 days in United States & Tijuana Itinerary

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Tijuana, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

4
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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to New York City is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to New York City is minus 13 hours. In February, New York City is much hotter than Ulaanbaatar - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the galleries of Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Powel House, then steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Elfreth's Alley
Elfreth's Alley

2
days
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Washington DC are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

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Fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in February, with highs in Las Vegas at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
days
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 17th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and head outdoors with Shoshone Point.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in February, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 11°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Hermosa Beach Pier and Santa Monica Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, appreciate the history behind Watts Towers, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 25°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
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Getty Center The Publications
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

3
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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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. You'll get in some beach time at Mission Beach Park and La Jolla Shores Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Children's Pool and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tijuana.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
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Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana ©
Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. On the 27th (Tue), get outside with Estadio Caliente, then kick back and relax at Playas de Tijuana, and then browse the different shops at Plaza Rio Tijuana.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Tijuana. Traveling from San Diego in February, Tijuana is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Playas de Tijuana ©
Playas de Tijuana
Estadio Caliente ©
Estadio Caliente
Plaza Rio Tijuana
Plaza Rio Tijuana

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