34 days in South America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

34 days in South America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

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34 days in South America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly + Shuttle:  20 h 45 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Campos Do Jordao, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Brotas, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
5
Jericoacoara, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
6
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Adelaide, Australia

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, make a trip to Casa Rosada, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

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Adelaide, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Argentine Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in December since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Paulo: Planetario Johannes Kepler (in Santo Andre) and Santissima Virgem Parish (in Sao Bernardo Do Campo). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, 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.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Planetario Johannes Kepler, Santissima Virgem Parish
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

3
nights
Campos Do Jordao, Brazil

Campos Do Jordao ©
Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Change things up with a short trip to National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida in Aparecida (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Amantikir Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Ducha de Prata, see the interesting displays at Museu Felicia Leirner, and admire the landmark architecture of Boa Vista Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Campos Do Jordao tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Campos Do Jordao. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brotas.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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Amantikir Park ©
Amantikir Park

2
nights
Brotas, Brazil

Brotas ©
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Anand Atelier, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then stop by Adega Casarao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Rio Jacare-Pepira and then stroll around Recanto das Cachoeiras.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brotas trip maker.

Traveling by car from Campos Do Jordao to Brotas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In January in Brotas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Rio Jacare-Pepira
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Anand Atelier ©
Anand Atelier
Zipline
Recanto das Cachoeiras ©
Recanto das Cachoeiras

3
nights
Jericoacoara, Brazil

Jericoacoara
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Jericoacoara is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lagoa do Paraiso, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara, gear up at Ciclo Jeri, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jericoacoara trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Brotas to Jericoacoara by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brotas to Jericoacoara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jijoca de Jericoacoara
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Lagoa do Paraiso
Lagoa do Paraiso
Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Jericoacoara Beach ©
Jericoacoara Beach

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 historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lima holiday planner.

You can fly from Jericoacoara to Lima in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jericoacoara to Lima is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

5
nights
Havana, Cuba

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, don't miss a visit to Paseo del Prado, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana journey site.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Havana takes 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lima in January since evenings lows in Havana dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana

4
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, &more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Havana to Cancun by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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