15 days in Mexico, United States & Canada Itinerary

15 days in Mexico, United States & Canada Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
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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 16th (Mon): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cancun trip simple and quick.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, with highs in Cancun at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Mexico City.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
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Mexico City, Mexico — 2 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Mexico City is little chillier than Cancun - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Las Vegas, United States — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 19th (Thu), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck 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 ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 2 nights

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then explore and take pictures at Granville Island.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver tour itinerary site.

Fly from Las Vegas to Vancouver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Vancouver are colder (21°C), and nights are a bit cooler (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Toronto.
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Toronto, Canada — 1 night

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 23rd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market and then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Toronto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 5 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: make a trip to Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Zipline · Beaches
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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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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Canada travel guide

4.6
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.
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