35 days in United States, Mexico & Melbourne Itinerary

35 days in United States, Mexico & Melbourne Itinerary

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35 days in United States, Mexico & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
— Few hours
Fly:  17 h 45 min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
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Santa Monica, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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San Diego, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Tijuana, Mexico
— Few hours
Fly:  15 h 15 min
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
9
Boston, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h
10
New York City, United States
— 12 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Miami, United States
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h
14
Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles in 18 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planner.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In December in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for San Diego on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder.

Getting from Santa Monica to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Tijuana.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Mullme and then kick back and relax at Playas de Tijuana.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tijuana tour itinerary tool .

Tijuana is just a stone's throw from San Diego. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tijuana

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playas de Tijuana ©
Playas de Tijuana
Mullme ©
Mullme

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tijuana to San Francisco. When traveling from Tijuana in December, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Chicago, United States

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chicago travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. You will leave for Boston on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games
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Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, and finally stroll around Boston Common.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Chicago to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Boston, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — Jan 2:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Orlando is much hotter than Washington DC - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Miami holiday builder site .

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

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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 these side-trips from Tulum: Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Valladolid (Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo & Cenote Xux Ha). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, make a trip to Chichen Itza, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miami to Tulum in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. January in Tulum sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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