51 days in United States, Mexico, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

51 days in United States, Mexico, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Las Vegas, United States
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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New York City, United States
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Leh, India
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Darwin, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Titanic. The LINQ Promenade and The Strip are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at New York New York Casino.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online journey planner.

Nadi, Fiji to Las Vegas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nadi in May since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 20°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

— 7 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Visiting Rio Secreto and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. Visit Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Tulum Archaeological Site for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Playa Delfines (in Cancun) and Tulum (Gran Cenote, Spas, &more). Spend the 19th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Parque Los Fundadores, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Las Vegas to Playa del Carmen in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, Playa del Carmen is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Playa del Carmen to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in New York City

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Leh, India

— 4 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Let the collections at Hall of Fame and Stok Palace Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Thiksey Monastery are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leh trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Leh by flight takes about 25 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from New York City to Leh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter and then stop by TiredCity Hang Bong. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Leh to Hanoi in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Leh to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Beijing, China

— 3 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Popular historic sites such as Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing online vacation builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Beijing in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Beijing due to the time zone difference. In June in Beijing, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.

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Seoul, South Korea

— 4 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Visit Changdeokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Insadong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seoul visit planner.

Getting from Beijing to Seoul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Seoul is 1 hour. When traveling from Beijing in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Denpasar.

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Denpasar, Indonesia

— 6 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
We've included these beaches for you: Nusa Dua Beach and Pandawa Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Tirta Empul Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Spend the 17th (Fri) among aquatic life with Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on Gede Private Bali Driver and enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denpasar trip maker app.

You can fly from Seoul to Denpasar in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Denpasar is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seoul in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Denpasar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Darwin, Australia

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get some cultural insight at Defence of Darwin Experience and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mindil Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and stroll through Crocosaurus Cove.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Darwin takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Denpasar in June, plan for little chillier nights in Darwin, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Darling Harbour and The National Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout and Bondi Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip tool.

You can fly from Darwin to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Darwin in June, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rotorua.

Things to do in Sydney

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Rotorua, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buried Village of Te Wairoa and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village. Visiting Mount Maunganui Summit Track and Huka Falls Walkway will get you outdoors. Step out of Rotorua with an excursion to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours in Taupo--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and contemplate the long history of Te Puia.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Rotorua in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for slightly colder days in Rotorua, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Sigatoka, Fiji

— 1 night
Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an exotic tour of Off-Road Cave Safari and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Sigatoka takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Rotorua in June, expect Sigatoka to be much hotter, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

India travel guide

4.6
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

China travel guide

4.4
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Fiji travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.