29 days in United States & Mexico Itinerary

29 days in United States & Mexico Itinerary

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29 days in United States & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati, United States
Fly:  5​h
1
Orlando, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Miami, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
3
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Palenque, Mexico
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h
6
Bacalar, Mexico
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cincinnati, United States


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2
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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.
Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, don't miss a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orlando travel site .

Cincinnati to Orlando is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

4
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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.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary maker website .

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 December, Miami is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then make a trip to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Vallarta Botanical Gardens and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miami to Puerto Vallarta. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens

2
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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 25th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Azucar.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mexico City attractions planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 72°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Palenque.

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

2
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Palenque, Mexico

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aluxes Palenque, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios and then take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Palenque road trip planning app .

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes Palenque ©
Aluxes Palenque

2
nights
Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Venture out of the city with trips to Dzibanche (in Chetumal) and Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben (in Chacchoben). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Bacalar, explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bacalar travel route site .

Traveling by bus from Palenque to Bacalar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Bacalar due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben, Pyramid of the Masks, Dzibanche
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks
Dzibanche ©
Dzibanche

3
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Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally explore the galleries of MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

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You can take a bus from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Bacalar, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, adventure, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Cancun tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Traveling by flight from Cancun to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cancun in January, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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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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