55 days in Mexico, South America & Asia Itinerary

55 days in Mexico, South America & Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive
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Calakmul, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive
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Xilitla, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Drive to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Fly to Jorge Chávez International Airport, Drive to Caral
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Caral, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nazca, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 6 nights
Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Yogyakarta
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Ayutthaya
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Chichen Itza, Mexico

— 4 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Visit Chichen Itza and The Ossuary for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Temple of the Bearded Man and Convento de San Antonio de Padua. Explore Chichen Itza's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueologica de Izamal (in Izamal) and Zona Arqueologica de Ake (in Ake). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, contemplate the long history of Yaxuna, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip builder site.

Madrid, Spain to Chichen Itza is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Madrid to Chichen Itza, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in February: high temperatures in Chichen Itza hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Calakmul, Mexico

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul and then delve into the distant past at Balamku Archaeological Zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia de Calakmul and then explore the ancient world of Calakmul.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Calakmul sightseeing planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Calakmul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Xilitla.

Things to do in Calakmul

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Xilitla, Mexico

— 3 nights
Xilitla is a municipality (municipio) and town in the state of San Luis Potosí, in the Huasteca region of Mexico. On the 9th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Escultorico Edward James, admire the masterpieces at Museo Leonora Carrington, and then admire the sheer force of Cascada Los Comales. On your second day here, explore the activities along Tambaque and then make a trip to Xilitla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Xilitla trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Calakmul to Xilitla with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Caral.

Things to do in Xilitla

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Caral, Peru

— 2 nights
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Caral day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Xilitla to Caral with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Nazca.

Nazca, Peru

— 3 nights
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mural of Maria Reiche, don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines, and then take an in-depth tour of Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini). On your second day here, examine the collection at Líneas de Cantalloc Telar, then delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct, and then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla.

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

You can drive from Caral to Nazca in 10 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Nazca

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then get great views at Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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Traveling by car from Nazca to Machu Picchu takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ubud.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Ubud, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tirta Empul Temple and Threads of Life. Get some historical perspective at Besakih Temple and Tirta Sudamala Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang) and Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari (in Sanur). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Five Art Studio.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ubud visit planner.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Ubud in 30 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Ubud is 13 hours. February in Ubud sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Seminyak, Indonesia

— 6 nights
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Dalem Penataran Desa Adat Temple. Uluwatu Temple and Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Seminyak side-trips: Pura Batu Bolong (in Tabanan), Jimbaran (Samasta Lifestyle Village & Jimbaran Bay) and Pantai Sanur (in Sanur). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Saya Gallery, and explore the galleries of Central Wave Painting.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seminyak itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Seminyak are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yogyakarta.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

— 5 nights
Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prambanan Temples and UGM Campus Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Borobudur Temple and Jogokariyan Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Yogyakarta side-trips: Candi Mendut (Temple) (in Mendut), Reptile Rescue Borobudur (in Borobudur) and Prambanan (Banyunibo & Sendang Sriningsih). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Museum Sandi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Barong Temple, take an in-depth tour of The Palace of Yogyakarta, and look for gifts at Dowa Bag & Factory.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yogyakarta trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Seminyak to Yogyakarta with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Yogyakarta

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Thailand

— 6 nights
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Maha That and Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Get out of town with these interesting Ayutthaya side-trips: Phutta Uttayanmaharat (Luang Pu Thuat) (in Maha Rat) and Lop Buri (Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat & Ban Wichayen). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, steep yourself in history at Prasat Nakhon Luang, and examine the collection at Chantharakasem National Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ayutthaya online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Yogyakarta to Ayutthaya with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 6 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Visit Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Ched Yot. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Kukut (in Lamphun), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wongwan Strawberry Farm (in Samoeng). Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Ayutthaya in March, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 7 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Chiang Saen. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Rong Khun and House of Opium. Venture out of the city with trips to Mae Fa Luang (Mae Fah Luang Garden, Doi Tung Royal Villa, &more) and Chiang Saen (Wat Pra That Pukhao & Golden Triangle Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Huay Pla Kang, make a trip to Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, expect Chiang Rai to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 20°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.