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

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

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

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
3
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Cartagena, Colombia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
7
Granada, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
8
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
9
Austin, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
10
Lahaina, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Honolulu, United States
— 8 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Brisbane, Australia

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Playa Delfines and Climbing Tours. Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach and Palancar Reef. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Gran Cenote, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres) and Spas (in Cancun). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Chaak Tun, and head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect Playa del Carmen to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tulum, Cozumel, Cancun, Punta Sur
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Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Climbing Tours
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun

5
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Paraiso and Sirena Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de San Francisco and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Havana: Coral Beach - Playa Coral (in Varadero) and Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Cayo Largo). There's lots more to do: stop by Fusterlandia, don't miss a visit to Paseo del Prado, steep yourself in history at El Morro, and stroll through Playas de Este.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Havana trip planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Havana by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Havana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Coral Beach - Playa Coral
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Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Plaza de San Francisco ©
Plaza de San Francisco
Fusterlandia ©
Fusterlandia

1
night
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

Isla de Vieques ©
For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach and then kick back and relax at La Chiva. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Havana to Isla de Vieques takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Havana to Isla de Vieques is 1 hour. Traveling from Havana in February, Isla de Vieques is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Crashboat Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Cueva del Indio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado), Fajardo (Kayaking & Canoeing & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park (in Arecibo). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls).

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. February in San Juan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fajardo, Arecibo, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), Crashboat Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

6
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Blanca and Playa de Castillo Grande. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plaza Santo Domingo and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, and see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cartagena road trip website .

You can fly from San Juan to Cartagena in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. February in Cartagena sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Scuba & Snorkeling
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad

3
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Escape the urban bustle at La Piscinita and Cayo Bolivar. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Spratt Bight and West View. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, and contemplate the geological forces at El Totumo Volcon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Andres Island day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

El Totumo Volcon
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West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Cayo Bolivar ©
Cayo Bolivar

3
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de La Merced and Catedral de Granada. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Apoyo and Pico de Garza. Step out of Granada to go to Managua and see Puerto Salvador Allende, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Mombacho, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cocibolca.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Andres Island to Granada in 7 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island to Granada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Apoyo, Puerto Salvador Allende
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Catedral de Granada ©
Catedral de Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

2
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum and Empyrean Art Center. Get in touch with nature at Green Iguana Conservation Project and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from San Ignacio with a short trip to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and look for gifts at Kaj Expressions.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Granada to San Ignacio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
Austin, United States

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Visiting Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Inner Space Cavern will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of the Pacific War and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Grape Creek Vineyards (in Fredericksburg), San Antonio (Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, &more) and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Ignacio to Austin. In March in Austin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Waco, Inner Space Cavern, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

6
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lahaina Front Street and Whalers Village Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III), Wailea (Wailea Beach, Makena Beach, &more) and Wailuku (Iao Valley & Maui Tropical Plantation). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Kapalua Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Austin to Lahaina takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Austin in March since evenings lows in Lahaina dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea, Kihei, Kapalua, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanikai Beach and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Byodo-In Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, see the interesting displays at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and kick back and relax at Ala Moana Beach Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip builder app .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Halona Blowhole, Byodo-In Temple, Sunset Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins
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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Shark Diving
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons

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