39 days in United States, Canada & Mexico Itinerary

39 days in United States, Canada & Mexico Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Atlanta, United States
— 1 day
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Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
5
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
9
Cozumel, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 3 nights

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica Bay and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and shop like a local with The Grove.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Atlanta, United States

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the world behind art at The Patch Works Art & History Center, thenexplore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Atlanta is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Atlanta reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
The Patch Works Art & History Center ©
The Patch Works Art & History Center

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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.
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Fourth Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum of Science and Industry and The Magnificent Mile are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Field Museum, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and walk around Millennium Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago travel website.

You can fly from Atlanta to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are cooler, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Distillery District and Royal Ontario Museum. Head to St. Lawrence Market and Queen Streetfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toronto: Niagara Falls (Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Falls Canada, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, view the masterpieces at Canvas Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower, and have some family-friendly fun at Levelup Reality.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto online visit planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Toronto in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Chicago to Toronto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada

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Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, thenlook for gifts at MUA MOI Cosmetics, thenget a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and finally take in the exciting artwork at L'Affichiste Vintage Poster Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montreal road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Montreal takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Montreal is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarzfor some retail therapy. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City online vacation planner.

You can fly from Montreal to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Plaza Las Americasfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Delfines and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun visit planner.

You can fly from New York City to Cancun in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Cancun at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Change things up with a short trip to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Sian Ka'an (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, look for gifts at MexicArte, and explore the galleries of Art Gallery Miniature.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tulum travel planner.

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Cozumel, Mexico

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cozumel Pearl Farm. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palancar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Wall, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, and explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Cozumel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Zocalo and Museo del Templo Mayor are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Arto Otra and Yawi Arte Tradicional. Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and admire the landmark architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online travel route planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in January, expect nights in Mexico City to be much colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), browse the exhibits of Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Chileno Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, thenview the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and finally explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip planning tool.

Getting from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
Fishing Charters & Tours
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

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