14 days in South America & Mexico Itinerary

14 days in South America & Mexico Itinerary

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14 days in South America & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  29​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Visiting Pao de Acucar and Praia de Ipanema will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro visit planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 29-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Jakarta to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in October; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
On the 21st (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Palermo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip maker .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Palermo ©
Palermo
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, examine the collection at La Chascona, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, and then learn about winemaking at Santa Carolina.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip builder .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)
Santa Carolina ©
Santa Carolina

1
night
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then make a trip to Miraflores, then browse the exhibits of Galeria Indigo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lima holiday builder site .

You can fly from Santiago to Lima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Lima due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

1
night
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), don't miss a visit to Monserrate, and then look for gifts at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bogota visit planner .

You can fly from Lima to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in October, Bogota is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

2
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
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 27th (Sun): stop by Tattooarte, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cancun takes 5 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Tattooarte ©
Tattooarte

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