60 days in South America, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

60 days in South America, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

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60 days in South America, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  10 h
2
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Trois-Ilets, Martinique
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
4
Bridgetown, Barbados
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Miami, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Nassau, Bahamas
— 5 nights
+6
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  8 h 30 min
9
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
10
Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
11
Varadero, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Havana, Cuba
— 7 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
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.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Imperial Museum in Petropolis--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea, get great views at Leblon Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rio de Janeiro is minus 13 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Go for a jaunt from Cayenne to Kourou to see Les Iles du Salut about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Sentier des Salines, examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, steep yourself in history at Domaine Pascaud, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Guyane.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cayenne travel route tool .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Cayenne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cayenne: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Trois-Ilets.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Remire-Montjoly, Les Iles du Salut, Zoo de Guyane
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Zoo de Guyane ©
Zoo de Guyane
Les Iles du Salut ©
Les Iles du Salut
Ilet la Mere ©
Ilet la Mere

3
nights
Trois-Ilets, Martinique

Trois-Ilets ©
Named after three nearby islands, Trois-Ilets remains a small town few casual travelers ever get to explore.
Get out of town with these interesting Trois-Ilets side-trips: Fort-de-France (Schoelcher Library, Jardin de Balata, &more) and Habitation Clement (in Le Francois). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at La Savane des Esclaves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pitons du Carbet, kick back and relax at Anse Dufour, and look for gifts at Librairie La KAZABUL.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trois-Ilets trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cayenne to Trois-Ilets. The time zone difference moving from French Guiana Time (GFT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Trois-Ilets are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Trois-Ilets

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort-de-France, Les Anses d'Arlet, Grand Anse d'Arlet, Habitation Clement, Pitons du Carbet
Highlights from your plan
Jardin de Balata ©
Jardin de Balata
La Savane des Esclaves ©
La Savane des Esclaves
Habitation Clement ©
Habitation Clement

5
nights
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown ©
Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Explore Bridgetown's surroundings by going to Bathsheba (Andromeda Botanic Gardens & Bathsheba Beach), Crane Beach (in Union Hall) and Saint Philip Parish (Sunbury Plantation House & Bottom Bay). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hunte's Gardens, explore the activities along Foul Bay, take a tour by water with Jammin Catamaran Cruises, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bridgetown online travel planner .

Getting from Trois-Ilets to Bridgetown by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Philip Parish, Saint Joseph Parish, Rockley Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Gun Hill Signal Station
Highlights from your plan
Hunte's Gardens ©
Hunte's Gardens
Bottom Bay ©
Bottom Bay
Andromeda Botanic Gardens ©
Andromeda Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Saint Francois, Guadeloupe

Saint Francois ©
A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint Francois side-trips: Deshaies (Jardin Botanique de Deshaies & Plage de Grande Anse), La Soufriere Volcano (in Saint-Claude) and Bouillante (Scuba & Snorkeling & Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, get outside with Location Voilier Guadeloupe, stop by Boutique Ti Lolo La - Vegetables peyi s Exotic fruits, Vanilla, Spices., and explore the striking landscape at Porte d'Enfer.

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

Fly from Bridgetown to Saint Francois in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Saint Francois are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bouillante, Deshaies, Porte d'Enfer, La Soufriere Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe ©
Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse

5
nights
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin

Take a trip to Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten, and enjoy dynamic nightlife and great shopping.
Philipsburg is known for shopping, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Mullet Bay Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Dawn Beach, and stroll through Parotte Ville Bird Sanctuary.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Philipsburg trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Saint Francois to Philipsburg takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Philipsburg can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten, WAKE N' GLISSE, Casino Royale, Cupecoy Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Mullet Bay Beach ©
Mullet Bay Beach
Orient Bay Beach ©
Orient Bay Beach

6
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Slough Slog & Shark Valley Visitor Center), Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Swim with Dolphins) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada). And it doesn't end there: stroll through South Beach, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, and shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Miami online tour planner .

You can fly from Philipsburg to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philipsburg in October since evenings lows in Miami dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau ©
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, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, and head off the coast to Blue Lagoon Island.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nassau vacation planner.

You can fly from Miami to Nassau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Paradise Island
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Aquaventure ©
Aquaventure

4
nights
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios ©
A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Green Grotto Caves (in Runaway Bay), Blue Mountain Peak (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Bob Marley Museum (in St. Ann's Bay). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Cranbrook Flower Forest, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and trek along Fern Gully.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ocho Rios road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nassau to Ocho Rios takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Nassau in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Ocho Rios, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jamaica, Green Grotto Caves, Blue Mountain Peak, Bob Marley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Bob Marley Museum ©
Bob Marley Museum

5
nights
Montego Bay, Jamaica

The second largest city in Jamaica, Montego Bay boasts an international airport and a major cruise-line terminal, so it regularly receives a big influx of visitors to the island.
Explore Montego Bay's surroundings by going to YS Falls (in Saint Elizabeth Parish), Mayfield Falls Jamaica (Original) (in Pennycooke) and Seven Mile Beach (in Negril). There's lots more to do: tee off at Tryall Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Doctor's Cave Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and shop like a local with White Witch Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Montego Bay trip itinerary website .

Getting from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Montego Bay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, YS Falls, Mayfield Falls Jamaica (Original), Tryall Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
YS Falls ©
YS Falls

2
nights
Varadero, Cuba

Varadero ©
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Cuartel de Bomberos de Matanzas, then take in the exciting artwork at Lolo Galeria-Taller, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ermita de Monserrate, see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, then Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar, and finally walk around Josone Park.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero journey tool .

Fly from Montego Bay to Varadero in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montego Bay in November, things will get a bit cooler in Varadero: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Matanzas
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Pharmaceutical Museum ©
Pharmaceutical Museum
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar

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nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get out of town with these interesting Havana side-trips: Cayo Largo (Sirena Beach, Sea Turtle Hatchery, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), don't miss a visit to Old Havana, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Plan trip to Havana with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Largo
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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