15 days in United States, State of Sao Paulo & Cancun Itinerary

15 days in United States, State of Sao Paulo & Cancun Itinerary

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15 days in United States, State of Sao Paulo & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Cancun, Mexico
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Albuquerque, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Oscar Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Ilhabela, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saco da Capela Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirante do Piuva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Viana Beach, take an in-depth tour of Waldemar Belisario Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church, then don't miss a visit to Antiga Cadeia e Forum de Ilhabela, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Nautico Ilhabela.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilhabela trip planner .

Cancun, Mexico to Ilhabela is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Cancun in August, expect nights in Ilhabela to be colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parque Estadual de Ilhabela ©
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela
Viana Beach ©
Viana Beach
Oscar Beach ©
Oscar Beach

2
nights
Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sununga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sete Fontes Beach, examine the collection at Marine Life Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museu a Ceu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha, and finally see the interesting displays at Caicara Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cacandoquinha Beach, see the interesting displays at Cadeia Velha (Old Prison), kick back and relax at Brava Da Almada Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Exaltacao da Santa Cruz Matriz, and finally examine the collection at Viva Ciencia Space.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ubatuba day trip site .

You can drive from Ilhabela to Ubatuba in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ilhabela to Ubatuba due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Caicara Museum ©
Caicara Museum
Igreja Exaltacao da Santa Cruz Matriz ©

3
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Skirball Cultural Center and Annenberg Space for Photography. Step out of the city life by going to Dockweiler State Beach and Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Historic Park, do a tasting at San Antonio Winery, and stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation site .

Explore your travel options from Ubatuba to Los Angeles with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ubatuba to Los Angeles. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Skirball Cultural Center ©
Skirball Cultural Center
Autry Museum of the American West ©
Autry Museum of the American West
Dockweiler State Beach ©
Dockweiler State Beach

2
nights
Albuquerque, United States

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 18th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Albuquerque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tingley Beach, stop by Blue Portal, then learn about winemaking at Casa Rondena Winery, then examine the collection at National Hispanic Cultural Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Spaceship House, then see the interesting displays at Turquoise Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, and finally hike along La Luz Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Albuquerque. In August, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Tingley Beach ©
Tingley Beach
Casa Rondena Winery ©
Casa Rondena Winery
Turquoise Museum ©
Turquoise Museum

3
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and 3D Museum of Wonders. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Isla Mujeres), Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso (in Playa Paraiso) and Shark Diving (in Puerto Morelos). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Cancun takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Cancun is 2 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cancun, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Fishing Charters & Tours
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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