22 days in Cabo San Lucas, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in Cabo San Lucas, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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22 days in Cabo San Lucas, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
2
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Attractions like Playa del Amor and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, cool off at Los Cabos Tarzan Boats, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas driving holiday website .

Melbourne, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Melbourne to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get much hotter in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Bronx Zoo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to New York City in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

9
nights
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Camera Obscura (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, & more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch a movie at California Science Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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