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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Route & dates

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 + Bus:  4 h
4
Albuquerque, United States
— 2 nights
Taxi + 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.
On the 10th (Sat), kick back and relax at Oscar Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual de Ilhabela, then stroll through Saco da Capela Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirante do Piuva. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Viana Beach, take an in-depth tour of Waldemar Belisario Museum, then 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 see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ilhabela itinerary planning website.

Cancun, Mexico to Ilhabela is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Cancun, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Ilhabela, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parque Estadual de Ilhabela ©
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela
Viana Beach ©
Viana Beach
Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church ©
Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church

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): take in the dramatic natural features at Sununga Beach, kick back and relax at Sete Fontes Beach, then see the interesting displays at Marine Life Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museu a Ceu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha, and finally examine the collection at Caicara Museum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cacandoquinha Beach, examine the collection 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 see the interesting displays at Viva Ciencia Space.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ubatuba travel route planner.

Getting from Ilhabela to Ubatuba by car takes about 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Museu a Ceu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha
Caicara Museum ©
Caicara Museum
Igreja Exaltacao da Santa Cruz Matriz ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Autry Museum of the American West and Dockweiler State Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and Mission San Fernando. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Skirball Cultural Center, head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, visit Echo Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Space for Photography.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Ubatuba to Los Angeles with the Route module. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ubatuba to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough 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
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Albuquerque, kick back and relax at Tingley Beach, stop by Blue Portal, do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery, then see the interesting displays at National Hispanic Cultural Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Spaceship House, then get engrossed in the history at Turquoise Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Forest, and finally hike along La Luz Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip builder website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Albuquerque by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Tingley Beach ©
Tingley Beach
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest
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.
Visiting National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and 3D Museum of Wonders. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Isla Mujeres). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Xcacel Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun road trip planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Albuquerque to Cancun in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque to Cancun, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cancun when traveling from Albuquerque in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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