33 days in Mexico & United States Itinerary

33 days in Mexico & United States Itinerary

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33 days in Mexico & United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Chicago, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Cancun is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Cancun, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Cancun is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Playa Norte
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

3
nights
Tulum, Mexico

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Xcaret
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Climbing Tours
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

2
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 12th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Origen Mexico Artesanias and then step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Tulum to Mexico City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tulum in August, things will get little chillier in Mexico City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

7
nights
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner.

Getting from Mexico City to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in August, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oak Park
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Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

7
nights
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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