60 days in Caribbean, Mexico, Central America & South America Itinerary

60 days in Caribbean, Mexico, Central America & South America Itinerary

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60 days in Caribbean, Mexico, Central America & South America Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly:  27​h
1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + foot + bus + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
+6
bus + foot + bus + foot + Fly + bus + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
6
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  11​h
8
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
13
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt

4
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest & Luquillo Beach), Museo de Arte de Ponce (in Ponce) and Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine Grove Beach, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Visitor Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Juan trip builder app .

Alexandria, Egypt to San Juan is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Casa Bacardi, Museo de Arte de Ponce, El Yunque Rain Forest, Pine Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

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.
Havana is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Este, and contemplate the long history of El Morro.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from San Juan to Havana takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Havana due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Juan in July since evenings lows in Havana dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Morro ©
El Morro
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Paseo del Prado ©
Paseo del Prado

6
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Cancun (La Isla Shopping Village, Playa Delfines, & more), Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Tulum (Grand Cenote, Ruins of Tulum, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Mon) at Xel-Ha. And it doesn't end there: laugh and play at Xcaret Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Rio Secreto, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip planner .

Getting from Havana to Playa del Carmen by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. In July in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cancun, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

5
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Pedro road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Pedro, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, stop by Casa de Artes, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from San Pedro to Antigua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Pedro in August: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Proyecto Asis, and take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Antigua to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Quito to Papallacta to see Termas de Papallacta about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 11th (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus, see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and make a trip to Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Quito day trip website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Quito in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Quito is 1 hour. August in Quito sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotopaxi National Park, Pichincha, Termas de Papallacta
Highlights from your plan
Cotopaxi National Park ©
Cotopaxi National Park
Pichincha ©
Pichincha

1
day
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 16th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Uyuni trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Quito to Uyuni in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Quito to Uyuni due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Quito in August: highs in Uyuni hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Take a break from San Pedro de Atacama with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in August, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are much hotter (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Salar de Atacama
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Portillo to see Ski Portillo about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santiago online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Ski Portillo Just For The Day
Highlights from your plan
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Ski Portillo Just For The Day ©
Ski Portillo Just For The Day
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
On the 26th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, and hike along Circuito Chico.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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, historic sites, museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ibirapuera Park, see the interesting displays at Catavento Cultural e Educacional, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in September: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Room Escape Games
Catavento Cultural e Educacional ©
Catavento Cultural e Educacional

5
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, parks, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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