52 days in United States, Mexico, Caribbean, South America & Africa Itinerary

52 days in United States, Mexico, Caribbean, South America & Africa Itinerary

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Lahaina, United States
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Honolulu, United States
— 2 nights
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Poipu, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
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Sedona, United States
— 4 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Salem, United States
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
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Seattle, United States
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Lahaina, United States

— 1 night

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head outdoors with The Ocean Project On Maui, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Polo Beach, then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach Path, and then kick back and relax at Ulua Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lahaina journey planning tool.

Portland to Lahaina is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Lahaina, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in June, with highs in Lahaina at 84°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

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Honolulu, United States

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, walk around Lanikai Pillboxes, and then stroll through Waimanalo Beach. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Honolulu tour builder tool.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. June in Honolulu sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poipu, United States

— 2 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, then see some colorful creatures with Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours, and then stroll through Baby Beach. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Koloa History Center, stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, then stroll through Shipwreck Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Makawehi Bluff.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Poipu road trip site.

Fly from Honolulu to Poipu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Francisco, United States

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, then kick back and relax at Miramar Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Gregorio State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Poipu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Poipu in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles, United States

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wayfarers Chapel, then kick back and relax at Redondo Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 79°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas, United States

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and River Rafting & Tubing. Get a sense of the local culture at The Mob Museum and Burlesque Hall of Fame. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Green Valley Range (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, take a stroll through The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and stop by The LINQ Promenade.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are much warmer, around 103°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona, United States

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Jerome State Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Douglas Mansion (in Jerome), Coconino National Forest (in Flagstaff) and Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Village Gallery of Local Artists, explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass, and identify plant and animal life at V-Bar-V Heritage Site.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online vacation planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Sedona by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 94°F and lows are around 68°F. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Cancun.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cancun, Mexico

— 3 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Zona Arqueologica El Rey and Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Isla Shopping Village and Cancun Wax Museum. Spend the 20th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sedona to Cancun by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona to Cancun, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cancun: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 3 nights
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de La Altagracia and Aromas Museum. Get some historical perspective at Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia and Parroquia de San Dionisio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: Bayahibe (Public Beach Playa Dominicus & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Destiny Caribbean Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Punta Cana takes 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Willemstad.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Willemstad, Curacao

— 4 nights
Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Kura Hulanda Museum and Maritime Museum Curacao will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Blend and Bottled and Museo di Ka'i Orgel. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cas Abao Beach, stroll through Kokomo Beach, see some colorful creatures with Curacao Divers, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Willemstad tour builder.

Getting from Punta Cana to Willemstad by flight takes about 4.5 hours. June in Willemstad sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Willemstad

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leme, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): learn about all things military at Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Presbiteriana Do Rio De Janeiro, then admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco da Penitencia Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Willemstad to Rio de Janeiro takes 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Willemstad to Rio de Janeiro. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Willemstad in June: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 79°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mangrove Beach and Ras Um Sid. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at King Tut Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, see Off-Road Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning website.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sharm El Sheikh in 20.5 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect nights in Sharm El Sheikh to be somewhat warmer, around 84°F, while days are warmer, around 100°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Salem.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Salem, United States

— 4 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Appreciate the collections at The House of the Seven Gables and Hancock-Clarke House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckman Tavern and Chandler Hovey Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salem: Front Beach (in Rockport), Gloucester (Long Beach & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Lexington Green (in Lexington). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, steep yourself in history at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, admire the striking features of Gedney House, and indulge your taste buds at Salem Food Tours.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salem journey planning app.

Explore your travel options from Sharm El Sheikh to Salem with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Salem: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New York Public Library and Frick Collection. The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Great Neck to see Great Neck Steppingstone Park about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Salem to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Washington DC, United States

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Explore hidden gems such as National Gallery of Art and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Town.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Seattle, United States

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online travel route planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Seattle by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Zipline
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.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.