15 days in Mexico, United States & Canada Itinerary

15 days in Mexico, United States & Canada Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
6
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1
night
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.
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 see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun road trip planning website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. 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 travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

2
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the ancient world 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 find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cancun to Mexico City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. 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 travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
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.

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

You can fly from Mexico City to Las Vegas in 7.5 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 travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
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 see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Las Vegas to Vancouver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. 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 travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

1
night
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
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.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Toronto takes 7 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 Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

5
nights
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.
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 find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Toronto to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. 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 travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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