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

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

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Copiapo, Chile
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 5 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Drive to Tobías Bolaños International Airport, Fly to Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 6 nights
Drive to Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport, Fly to Varadero
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Varadero, Cuba
— 2 nights
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Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and then pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

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

Linton, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Linton to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Linton in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online trip planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 3 nights
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, take in the waterfront at Puerto Panuelo, walk around Parque Nahuelito, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in July: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Santiago, Chile

— 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, then take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Plop! Galeria.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Copiapo.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Copiapo, Chile

— 5 nights
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Copiapo side-trips: Caldera (Iglesia de San Vicente de Paul, Centro Cultural Estacion Caldera, &more). There's lots more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Desierto Florido, stroll through Cerro Bramador, kick back and relax at Bahia Inglesa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Copiapo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Santiago to Copiapo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 5 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step out of Machu Picchu with an excursion to Zipline in Santa Teresa--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas, explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, and admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Machu Picchu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Copiapo to Machu Picchu with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Copiapo to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Venture out of the city with trips to Magic Ananda (in Uvita), Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Costa Rica SUP'ers, &more) and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio, stroll around Parque Nahomi, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Mexico

— 6 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chichen Itza: Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama), Izamal (Convento de San Antonio de Padua, Zona Arqueologica de Izamal, &more) and Homun (Santa Barbara Cenotes & Restaurant & Homun Cenotes). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, steep yourself in history at Yaxuna, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Manuel Antonio to Chichen Itza with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Varadero, Cuba

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cueva de Ambrosio, don't miss a visit to Parque Central, enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum.

Planning Varadero trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chichen Itza to Varadero. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in August since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Havana, Cuba

— 5 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Old Havana, stop by Callejon de Hamel, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Havana itinerary planner.

Getting from Varadero to Havana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Port of Spain.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

— 3 nights
Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Step out of Port of Spain to go to Arima and see Arima Dial, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, walk around Queen's Park Savannah, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and contemplate the waterfront views at Caroni Swamp.

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Traveling by flight from Havana to Port of Spain takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Cuba Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Crown Point.

Things to do in Port of Spain

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago

— 6 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crown Point: Tobago Cocoa Estate (in Roxborough), Argyle Waterfall (in Scarborough) and Corbin Local Wildlife (in Mason Hall).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Crown Point trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Port of Spain to Crown Point takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Crown Point, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Crown Point

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · Mountains
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.

Atacama Region travel guide

3.9
Beaches · National Parks · Nightlife

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Zipline
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.

Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.

Trinidad and Tobago travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Waterfalls
With its two landmasses offering different, but complementary Caribbean flavors, the dual island nation of Trinidad and Tobago attracts visitors looking for relaxation and adventure. Cities and bustling market towns set the pace of cosmopolitan Trinidad, by far the larger of the two Caribbean sisters. Holidays in Tobago tend to be more chilled out affairs, with island offering some of the nation's finest resorts and best kept beaches, along with a wealth of protected areas boasting diverse and abundant wildlife. Both have become famous for their Creole culture and traditions, with holidays in Trinidad and Tobago offering plenty of culinary and musical highlights, including red hot curries and spicy calypso music.