60 days in South America, Central America, Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

60 days in South America, Central America, Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
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Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, hike along Pedra da Gavea, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cairo to Rio de Janeiro. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in June; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get a bit cooler in Sao Paulo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in Buenos Aires at 18°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6
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Children’s Museum
Museo de los Ninos
4.4

3
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Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Change things up with a short trip to Valle de Uco in Tupungato (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, do a tasting at Bodega Renacer, explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza online journey planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mendoza, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
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Winery / Vineyard
Bodega Renacer
4.7

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, approximately Valle Nevado away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Patio Bellavista, and examine the collection at Museo Interactivo Mirador.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary app.

Fly from Mendoza to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of La Paz to go to Milluni and see Huayna Potosi, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, tee off at Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in breathtaking views at Palca Canyon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to La Paz takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Scenic Drive
WMDR Yungas Road
4.5
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Mountain
Huayna Potosi
4.8
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.7

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Hacienda del Chalan (in Urubamba). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, hike along exploor, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the ancient world of Tipon.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip maker website.

You can fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in June, with highs in Cusco at 24°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
exploor
4.8
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Historic Site
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Lima, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Step out of Quito with an excursion to Bosque Protector Jerusalem in Guayllabamba--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Quito attractions website.

You can fly from Lima to Quito in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bogota visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Bogota takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in July, things will get little chillier in Bogota: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
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Mountain
Monserrate
4.6

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Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Flow Trips, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

You can fly from Bogota to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Antigua.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
Volcano
Arenal Volcano
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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
On the 10th (Fri), get impressive views of Volcan de Agua, then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, and then look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Antigua takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Volcano
Volcán Pacaya
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Volcano
Volcan de Agua
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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a trip to Shark Ray Alley, and stroll through Mexico Rocks.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Pedro trip planner.

Getting from Antigua to San Pedro by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in July; daily highs in San Pedro reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.6

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tulum (Casa Cenote, Tankah, &more) and Cancun (Zona Arqueologica El Rey & La Isla Shopping Village). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, tee off at Playacar Golf Club, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Playa del Carmen takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Playa del Carmen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Xcaret
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Zipline
Zipline
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Havana, Cuba

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, kick back and relax at Santa Maria del Mar, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Havana day trip website.

You can fly from Playa del Carmen to Havana in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Havana

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Historic Walking Area
Malecón of Havana
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado), El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest & La Coca Falls) and Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Luquillo Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Las Paylas, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan attractions planner.

Getting from Havana to San Juan by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Havana to San Juan. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Havana in July since evenings lows in San Juan dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Angel Falls. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Sapo, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Canaima National Park trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Juan to Canaima National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Canaima National Park due to the time zone difference. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks
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Must see
Angel Falls
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Geologic Formation
Salto Kawi
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Waterfall
Sapo
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