45 days in United States, Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

45 days in United States, Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

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45 days in United States, Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls, United States
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Santa Maria, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Anaheim, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
8
Page, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
9
Lake Powell, United States
— 9 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
11
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Cancun, Mexico
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
13
Carmel, United States
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Malta


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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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker .

Valletta, Malta to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Valletta to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toNiagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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Niagara Falls, United States

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls itinerary website .

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Niagara Falls at 32°C and lows at 20°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.

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Parks Nature Tours
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Walking tours
Whirlpool State Park ©
Whirlpool State Park

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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.
You've now added Golden Gate Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to San Francisco in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to San Francisco. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Maria.

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Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Maria, United States

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Monterey Bay has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Maria road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Maria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Santa Maria sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Monterey Bay
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Anaheim is known for theme parks, fun & games, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney, and find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim tour planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Anaheim takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Maria in July, with highs in Anaheim at 35°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Paris Las Vegas ©
Paris Las Vegas

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Page, United States

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Powell.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Page. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get little chillier in Page: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
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Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell

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Lake Powell, United States

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Powell: Page (Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend). There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell vacation planner .

Getting from Page to Lake Powell by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Page
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey maker tool .

Drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Lake Powell - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site, Kaahal Home Tulum, & more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Playa del Carmen. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Playa del Carmen: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Skydiving
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, Punta Sur, & more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and steep yourself in history at El Rey Archaeological Zone.

Find out how to plan Cancun trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Museo Subacuatico de Arte
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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Carmel, United States

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Garrapata State Park, admire the striking features of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and finally kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cancun to Carmel. Traveling from Cancun to Carmel, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cancun in August; daily highs in Carmel reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monterey
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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