25 days in Mexico, United States & South America Itinerary

25 days in Mexico, United States & South America Itinerary

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25 days in Mexico, United States & South America Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Miami Beach, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

6
nights
Cancun, Mexico

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.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte), Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, & more) and Akumal Beach (in Akumal). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, stop by Plaza Las Americas, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Cancun is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Cancun is minus 15 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: highs in Cancun hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Miami Beach.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Akumal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

6
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at South Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, shop like a local with Collins Avenue, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Start your trip to Miami Beach by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Cancun to Miami Beach by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

6
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.
Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Imperial Museum in Petropolis, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

Before you visit Rio de Janeiro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Rio de Janeiro takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami Beach to Rio de Janeiro is 2 hours. Traveling from Miami Beach in May, things will get little chillier in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

4
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 nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, take a stroll through San Telmo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip planning website .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect Buenos Aires to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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