16 days in United States & Cancun Itinerary

16 days in United States & Cancun Itinerary

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16 days in United States & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 day
Fly + tram:  4​h 45​min
6
Miami, United States
— 1 night
+2
tram + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. In December, San Francisco is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in January since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
night
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 8th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and then don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Cancun in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cancun due to the time zone difference. In January, Cancun is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Water Activities Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

1
night
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, and then have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Miami driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and tram from Cancun to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January in Miami, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Art Deco Tours
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Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami

2
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus from Miami to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami in January, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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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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