17 days in South Pacific, United States, Caribbean, Mexico & South America Itinerary

17 days in South Pacific, United States, Caribbean, Mexico & South America Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
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New York City, United States
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Tampa, United States
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Cancun, Mexico
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Santiago, Chile
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. You'll set off for New York City on the 2nd (Fri).
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New York City, United States — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Central Park, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planning website.

Getting from Sydney to New York City by flight takes about 26 hours. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tampa.
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Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Tampa, United States — 1 night

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampa online holiday planner.

Fly from New York City to Tampa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Tampa hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll set off for Nassau on the 7th (Wed).
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Nassau, Bahamas — 3 nights

On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Nassau is known for theme parks, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, hunt for treasures at Straw Market, and head off the coast to Blue Lagoon Island.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nassau online journey maker.

You can fly from Tampa to Nassau in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nassau when traveling from Tampa in December, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cancun.
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Cancun, Mexico — 3 nights

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.
On the 11th (Sun), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nassau to Cancun takes 7 hours. December in Cancun sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 1 night

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago planner.

You can fly from Cancun to Santiago in 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 1 night

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and then admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sydney in 21 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Sydney. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
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