60 days in South America & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in South America & Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in South America & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  25​h
1
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
8
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
12
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 9 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  16​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Los Roques National Park ©
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Los Roques National Park is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, kick back and relax at Madrisqui, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo De Agua.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Roques National Park trip itinerary builder .

Dublin, Ireland to Los Roques National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dublin to Los Roques National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Faro Holandes ©
Faro Holandes
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui

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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Leblon Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip site .

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. February in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

4
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.
Take a break from Sao Paulo with a short trip to Iporanga e das Conchas Beach in Guaruja, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, Sao Paulo is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Iporanga e das Conchas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

4
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Get out of town with these interesting Gramado side-trips: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Tres Coroas), Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia (in Bento Goncalves) and Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha). There's much more to do: walk around Mini Mundo, have fun at Enigma Escape Game, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and make a trip to Rua Coberta.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gramado trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Porto Alegre, Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, Parque Estadual do Caracol, Vinicola Salvattore, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Buenos Aires in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and get great views at Cerro Otto.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are little chillier (27°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

4
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Take a break from Mendoza with a short trip to Valle de Uco in Tupungato, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February: highs in Mendoza hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Uyuni road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mendoza to Uyuni in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Uyuni. Traveling from Mendoza in March, expect nights in Uyuni to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are much colder, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

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

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of La Paz with an excursion to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Huayna Potosi, and make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to La Paz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Uyuni in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Puma Punku
Highlights from your plan
Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco route builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from La Paz to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in March, expect Cusco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

4
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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 parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and stop by Artesanias Las Pallas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lima trip planner .

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Lima: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planning app .

You can fly from Lima to Mexico City in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lima in March, with highs in Mexico City at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Tulum (Climbing Tours, Tulum Archaeological Site, & more) and Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret Park, delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in March, with highs in Playa del Carmen at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tulum, Cancun, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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