24 days in North America Itinerary

24 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North America trip planner

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New York City, United States
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Washington DC, United States
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New Orleans, United States
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Tulum, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Las Vegas, United States
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San Francisco, United States
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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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, wander the streets of Times Square, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker website.

Doha, Qatar to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Washington DC, United States

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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New Orleans, United States

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take a stroll through Garden District, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get a bit warmer in New Orleans: highs are around 16°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tulum.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Tulum, Mexico

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from New Orleans to Tulum in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Tulum is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Tulum to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Mexico City, Mexico

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Tulum to Mexico City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tulum in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Mexico City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mexico City in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in December, with lows around 8°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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