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

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

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

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  8​h
11
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Havana, Cuba
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca, admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) 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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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

5
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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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

3
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.
On the 19th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Nahuel Huapi Lake, and trek along Circuito Chico.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Artes Visuales, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago road trip app .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

La Sebastiana, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Change things up with a short trip to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, and take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the La Paz travel route planning website .

Getting from Santiago to La Paz by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. November in La Paz sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, wander the streets of San Blas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from La Paz to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In November, Cusco is a bit warmer than La Paz - with highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lima holiday site .

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Lima: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Quito: Cuicocha (in Cotacachi), Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta) and Quitsato (in Cayambe). Spend the 10th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and get in on the family fun at Nayon Xtreme Valley.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Quito day trip planning tool .

Getting from Lima to Quito by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Quito when traveling from Lima in December, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cuicocha, Quitsato, Termas de Papallacta, Cotopaxi National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

3
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Step out of Bogota with an excursion to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Bogota is a bit cooler than Quito - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Classes Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Fortuna de San Carlos: Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Galeria Estudio, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Bogota to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time (COT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Poas Volcano
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site, Kaahal Home Tulum, & more), La Isla Shopping Village (in Cancun) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Spend the 21st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Xcaret Park, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen road trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa del Carmen in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa del Carmen. December in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, La Isla Shopping Village, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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 (Playa Paraiso & Sirena Beach). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and make a trip to Paseo del Prado.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Havana trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Havana takes 4.5 hours. December in Havana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Largo
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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