21 days in South America, Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

21 days in South America, Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
5
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
6
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
7
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
8
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
9
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
10
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights

2
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue, thenstroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, thenindulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and then get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online visit planner.

Doha, Qatar to Sao Paulo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Doha in February; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, and get engrossed in the history at El Zanjon de Granados.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Buenos Aires is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, thendon't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, and then examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read La Paz trip maker app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to La Paz in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to La Paz. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, things will get much colder in La Paz: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas
Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos ©
Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, thendelve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, thenadmire the masterpieces at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, and finally explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, Cusco is somewhat warmer than La Paz - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Winay Wayna
Highlights from your plan
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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.
On the 20th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner.

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Lima, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas

2
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
On the 21st (Sun), deepen your understanding at La Ronda, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally make a trip to Independence Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, thenwalk around Parque La Carolina, and then examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Quito sightseeing app.

You can fly from Lima to Quito in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Quito is a bit cooler than Lima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Casa Museo Guayasamin ©
Casa Museo Guayasamin
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

1
night
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Cartagena takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in February, with highs in Cartagena at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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.
On the 24th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, thenbrowse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok and then make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cancun online travel route builder.

You can fly from Cartagena to Cancun in 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in February; daily highs in Cancun reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Golf Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
On the 26th (Fri), wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, thenmake a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and finally take a stroll through Iglesias de San Francisco de Paula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, thenexplore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, thencontemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and finally contemplate the long history of El Morro.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Havana online travel route builder.

Getting from Cancun to Havana by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cancun in February since evenings lows in Havana dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

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