15 days in Mexico, United States & Canada Itinerary

15 days in Mexico, United States & Canada Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Las Vegas, United States
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Vancouver, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Cancun, Mexico

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun road trip planning website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. In April in Cancun, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

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 18th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cancun to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. In April, Mexico City is little chillier than Cancun - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Las Vegas, United States

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Tue), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. April in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Vancouver, Canada

— 2 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): walk around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. On your second day here, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then admire all the interesting features of Granville Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Las Vegas to Vancouver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Toronto, Canada

— 1 night

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market and then visit The Distillery District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, and then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Toronto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Vancouver to Toronto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in April: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

New York City, United States

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, wander the streets of Times Square, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in April, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.