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

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

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
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Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
3
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
6
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
7
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
8
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
9
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
10
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
11
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
12
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
13
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
14
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
15
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights

5
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest), Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Condado Beach, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, stroll through Carolina Beach, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan route planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to San Juan is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Alexandria to San Juan. While traveling from Alexandria, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Juan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Carolina, Luquillo Beach, Museo de Arte de Ponce, El Yunque Rain Forest, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
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Horseback Riding Tours
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

4
nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Explore Havana's surroundings by going to Cayo Largo (Punta Mal Tiempo, Sirena Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Havana in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Juan in January: high temperatures in Havana hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Havana

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cayo Largo
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Cozumel). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret and play a few rounds at Playacar Golf Club.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Havana to Playa del Carmen in 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tulum, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in San Pedro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
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Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting La Fortuna de San Carlos side-trips: Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen), Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge (in Cano Negro). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves, explore the activities along Lake Arenal, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, Poas Volcano, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Conservatory
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Chingaza National Park (in Fomeque). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), hike along Alameda de Quebrada Vieja, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and catch some excitement at Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bogota journey planning website.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Bogota by flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Bogota is 1 hour. February in Bogota sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Chingaza National Park
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota ©
Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pichincha (in Puerto Quito), Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Lagunas De Mojanda (in Tabacundo). Spend the 10th (Mon) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and take in the natural beauty of Termas de Papallacta.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Quito trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Quito takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Quito, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pichincha, Cotopaxi National Park, Cuicocha, Termas de Papallacta, Lagunas De Mojanda
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Cotopaxi National Park ©
Cotopaxi National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima travel planner.

Getting from Quito to Lima by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, Lima is somewhat warmer than Quito - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums
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Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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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.
When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Salinas de Maras in Maras, approximately Maras away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco visit planning tool.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku, take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi, and partake in some friendly competition at Atrapados Escape Rooms.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz travel site.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to La Paz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cusco in February, with highs in La Paz at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Illimani ©
Illimani
Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Altiplanicas, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

Planning San Pedro de Atacama trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in February, expect San Pedro de Atacama to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

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Santiago, Chile

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: Region IX Ltd (in Villarrica), River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's still lots to do: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire all the interesting features of Cerro Santa Lucia, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago travel route builder app.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Region IX Ltd, River Rafting & Tubing, La Sebastiana, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bahia Serena, and contemplate the geological forces at Ventisquero Negro.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vuela in General Rodriguez (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 29°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vuela
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirante da Prainha, and head outdoors with Leblon Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro sightseeing site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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