43 days in South America, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

43 days in South America, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 4 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 4 nights
Fly to Nassau, Taxi to Paradise Island
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Paradise Island, Bahamas
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Harbour Island, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Ferry to Nassau, Fly to Staniel Cay
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Staniel Cay, Bahamas
— 1 night
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Nassau, Bahamas
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Dallas, United States
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, stop by Santa Teresa, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Rio de Janeiro is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 4 nights
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Spend the 14th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Destiny Caribbean Tours, stop by Nino's Liquors, play a few rounds at Punta Espada Golf Course, and examine the collection at Aromas Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Punta Cana takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February; daily highs in Punta Cana reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Golf

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and finally explore the ancient world of Saint Barbara's Church (Iglesia Santa Barbara). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santo Domingo Skyline, delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco, and then make a trip to Zona Colonial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

— 4 nights
Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers.
Puerto Plata is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, enjoy the sand and surf at Cofresi Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rancho Lorilar.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Plata trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Paradise Island, Bahamas

— 3 nights
Located just off the shore from the capital city, Paradise Island offers glamorous gambling, luxury living, and a welcome dose of island exploration as well.
Paradise Island is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, have fun at Atlantis Casino, play a few rounds at Paradise Island Golf Club, and admire the natural beauty at Versailles Gardens and French Cloister.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paradise Island road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Plata to Paradise Island in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Puerto Plata to Paradise Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Paradise Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf · Outdoors

Harbour Island, Bahamas

— 2 nights
The casual Bahamian vibee of Harbour Island comes through in its atmospheric seaside eateries, the colonial English architecture of its main urban zones, and its wealth of attractive coastal areas.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dunmore Town, then relax and rejuvenate at Fitness with Tamara, then stop by A and A Hidden Treasures, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pink Sands Beach. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with ​Eleuthera Sailing Adventures and then view the masterpieces at Princess Street Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Harbour Island itinerary planning app.

Ride a ferry from Paradise Island to Harbour Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Staniel Cay.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Staniel Cay, Bahamas

— 1 night
The remote and pristine island of Staniel Cay has a reputation as being one of the most untouched and unspoiled islands in the area.
On the 26th (Sat), head outdoors with Pig Beach - Big Major Cay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Thunderball Grotto.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Staniel Cay trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Harbour Island to Staniel Cay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Staniel Cay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Nassau, Bahamas

— 3 nights
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Nassau is known for theme parks, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, make a trip to Christ Church Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arawak Cay, and take an in-depth tour of Pirates of Nassau Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nassau itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Staniel Cay to Nassau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Nassau can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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You can fly from Nassau to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Nassau in March, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Dallas, United States

— 4 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Bendt Distilling Co. (in Lewisville) and Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, soothe aching muscles at I Love Kickboxing.com, examine the collection at National Scouting Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Freedman's Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dallas day trip planning site.

Fly from New York City to Dallas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Dallas are much hotter (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles, United States

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Montana Avenue.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.

Bahamas travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.