45 days in South Pacific, United States & Mexico Itinerary

45 days in South Pacific, United States & Mexico Itinerary

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45 days in South Pacific, United States & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
bus:  1​h 45​min
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Toowoomba, Australia
— 1 day
Fly:  20​h 45​min
2
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
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Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Dallas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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New Orleans, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Miami Beach, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
11
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Memphis, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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Toowoomba, Australia

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Garden.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Toowoomba trip itinerary tool .

Brisbane to Toowoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in October, Toowoomba is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks
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Japanese Gardens USQ QLD ©
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD

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Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, stop by Viamiti Perles, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes, and finally hunt for treasures at Municipal Market. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taharuu Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punaauia Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Papeete trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Toowoomba to Papeete. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect much warmer evenings in Papeete when traveling from Toowoomba in October, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Punaauia, Taharuu Beach
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Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Lanikai Beach about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, stop by Shimazu Shave ice, admire the verdant scenery at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

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You can fly from Papeete to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In October, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Nu’uanu Pali
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

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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.
Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Honolulu to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In October, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Caesars Palace, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

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Dallas, United States

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 23rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, then don't miss a visit to Sundance Square, and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dallas day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Las Vegas to Dallas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Dallas. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

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nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Popular historic sites such as French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take a stroll through Royal Street, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Miami Beach, United States

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 29th (Mon), kick back and relax at South Beach, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then wander the streets of Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District and then make a trip to Ocean Drive.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus from New Orleans to Miami Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami Beach. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Miami Beach to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are much warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Popular historic sites such as Stetson Mansion and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, cool off at Discovery Cove, and find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Orlando travel planning app .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Orlando in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Miami Beach in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Orlando. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

DeLand
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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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.
Church of Saint Luke and San Jose del Cabo Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) in San Jose del Cabo, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, stroll through Playa del Amor, make a trip to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), and look for gifts at Caboholic Store & Activity Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Orlando to Cabo San Lucas takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in November, Cabo San Lucas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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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

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Memphis, United States

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then stop by Center for Southern Folklore. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, stop by Memphis Music, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, and finally try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Memphis takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Memphis is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November: highs in Memphis hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Tunica
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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