41 days in United States, Mexico & South America Itinerary

41 days in United States, Mexico & South America Itinerary

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El Paso, United States
— 2 nights
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Del Rio, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, Drive to Reynosa
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Reynosa, Mexico
— 1 night
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Poza Rica, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive
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Veracruz, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Villahermosa, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Chetumal, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Manizales, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Drive to El Dorado International Airport, Fly to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Drive to Pimampiro
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Pimampiro, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Banos, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piura, Peru
— 1 night
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Trujillo, Peru
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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El Paso, United States

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get outside with Southwest University Park, then take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, then learn more about the world around you at UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at El Paso Public Library. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at El Paso Museum of Archaeology, cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook, and then stroll through San Jacinto Plaza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the El Paso trip itinerary maker app.

Toronto, Canada to El Paso is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to El Paso, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect El Paso to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Del Rio.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Del Rio, United States

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about all things military at Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum and then make a trip to Pecos River Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Whitehead Memorial Museum and then learn about winemaking at Val Verde Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Del Rio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from El Paso to Del Rio by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from El Paso to Del Rio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Del Rio, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reynosa.

Things to do in Del Rio

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Reynosa, Mexico

— 1 night
Reynosa is a border city in the northern part of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reynosa road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Del Rio to Reynosa with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Del Rio to Reynosa due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Reynosa can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Poza Rica.
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Poza Rica, Mexico

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll around Eco Park Xanath - Papantla and then appreciate the history behind Cristo Redentor. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo El Tajin, then explore the ancient world of El Tajin, and then make a trip to Plaza Civica 18 de Marzo.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Poza Rica online road trip planner.

Drive from Reynosa to Poza Rica in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Reynosa to Poza Rica is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Poza Rica can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Veracruz.

Things to do in Poza Rica

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Veracruz, Mexico

— 5 nights
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Explore Veracruz's surroundings by going to Xalapa (Callejon del Diamante & Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa) and Museo de La Orquidea (in Coatepec). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of San Juan de Ulua, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario de Veracruz, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval Mexico, and take a leisurely stroll along Distrito Boca.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Veracruz online day trip planner.

You can drive from Poza Rica to Veracruz in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Veracruz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Villahermosa.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Villahermosa, Mexico

— 2 nights
Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): walk around Parque Tomas Garrido Canabal and then explore the ancient world of Comalcalco. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Antropologia Carlos Pellicer Camara and then learn more about the world around you at Parque Museo La Venta.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Villahermosa road trip site.

You can drive from Veracruz to Villahermosa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Villahermosa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chetumal.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chetumal, Mexico

— 3 nights
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucat√°n Peninsula in Mexico. On the 7th (Fri), wander the wide-open spaces of Num Ka'an Ranch and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Estromatolitos and then explore the ancient world of Dzibanche.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chetumal trip planner.

You can drive from Villahermosa to Chetumal in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Chetumal, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Chetumal

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cartagena, Colombia

— 3 nights

City of Heroes

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Chetumal to Cartagena with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Cartagena are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Manizales.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Manizales, Colombia

— 2 nights
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Nevado del Ruiz and then walk around Bosque Popular El Prado.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manizales road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Manizales takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in August, expect nights in Manizales to be little chillier, around 18°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Pimampiro.

Things to do in Manizales

Parks · Nature

Pimampiro, Ecuador

— 1 night
Pimampiro, also Pimampiru, is the seat of Pimampiro Canton, Imbabura Province, Ecuador. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Gruta de la Paz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Pimampiro trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manizales to Pimampiro. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banos.

Things to do in Pimampiro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Banos, Ecuador

— 3 nights
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Avenida De Los Volcanes, then grab your bike and head to Pro Bici, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascada El Pailon, head outdoors with Canopy doble puerta del cielo, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Banos road trip app.

You can drive from Pimampiro to Banos in 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Piura.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Piura, Peru

— 1 night

First City

The first Spanish city established in an area now controlled by Peru, Piura was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1532.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Vichayito and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nadando con Tortugas en El Nuro.

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You can drive from Banos to Piura in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August in Piura, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Trujillo.

Things to do in Piura

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Trujillo, Peru

— 2 nights

Capital of Culture

Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at La Huaca del Sol, steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Trujillo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Site Museum, then contemplate the long history of Casa Orbegoso, and then make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Trujillo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Piura to Trujillo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Piura in August, expect nights in Trujillo to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lima.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lima, Peru

— 3 nights

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.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, and steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lima using our trip planner.

You can fly from Trujillo to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Puno.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Puno, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, then explore the ancient world of Sillustani, and then appreciate the history behind Mirador Puma Uta.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puno trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lima to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lima in August, Puno is much colder at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

La Paz, Bolivia

— 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku) and Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga, stroll around Valley of the Moon, and shop like a local with Unique.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz journey builder app.

Drive from Puno to La Paz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puno to La Paz is 1 hour. When traveling from Puno in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 18°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.