23 days in North America Itinerary

23 days in North America Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— 3 nights
Ferry to Playa Tortugas, Taxi to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas, United States — 3 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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Caesars Palace, look for gifts at Barneys New York, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip tool.

Canberra, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Canberra to Las Vegas. Traveling from Canberra in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are colder (16°C), and nights are little chillier (4°C). You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for New York City.
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Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos
Side Trips

New York City, United States — 4 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, stop by Times Square, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Las Vegas to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Orlando.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Orlando, United States — 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park as well as Epcot. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, catch some excitement at Wild Africa Trek, stroll around Parcs a orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando holiday site.

Getting from New York City to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get much hotter in Orlando: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Isla Mujeres, Mexico — 3 nights

Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Isla Mujeres is known for beaches, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum, and make a trip to El Malecon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres holiday builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Orlando to Isla Mujeres in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Isla Mujeres: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Chichen Itza, Mexico — 3 nights

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Explore Chichen Itza's surroundings by going to Izamal (Zona Arqueologica de Izamal, Convento de San Antonio de Padua, &more) and Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, don't miss a visit to Plataforma de las Aguilas y los Jaguares, Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil.

Discover how to plan a Chichen Itza trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Chichen Itza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Isla Mujeres in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Cancun.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun online road trip planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Cancun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cancun when traveling from Chichen Itza in January, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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