60 days in South America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in South America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in South America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kuching, Malaysia
Fly:  39​h
1
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
8
Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
11
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 9 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Kuching, Malaysia

2
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ahu Tongariki and Rano Raraku. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena Beach, get impressive views of Rano Kau, and delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa holiday planning website .

Kuching, Malaysia to Hanga Roa is an approximately 39-hour flight. Traveling from Kuching to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuching in May, expect Hanga Roa to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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 a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Visit Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Capilla Medalla Milagrosa Virgen De Los Rayos for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Pirque (Vina El Principal & Concha y Toro), Vina Errazuriz (in San Felipe) and Odfjell Vineyards (in Padre Hurtado). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, learn about winemaking at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, and wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago online road trip planner .

Fly from Hanga Roa to Santiago in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pirque, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Vina Von Siebenthal, Odfjell Vineyards, Vina Errazuriz
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Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Puerto Madero and La Boca. Plaza de Mayo and Catedral Metropolitana will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, wander the streets of Recoleta, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
La Boca
La Boca

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.
Popular historic sites such as Paroquia Sao Carlos Borromeu and Mosteiro De Sao Bento are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Paulista Avenue and Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. Get out of town with these interesting Sao Paulo side-trips: Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima (in Caieiras) and Terra do Vinho (in Sao Roque). The adventure continues: walk around Ibirapuera Park, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, wander the streets of Liberdade, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo travel route planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Terra do Vinho
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

6
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, take a stroll through Santa Teresa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Leblon Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along WMDR Yungas Road.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Paz trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May; daily highs in La Paz reach 17°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

6
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacred Valley of the Incas and San Blas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, pause for some serene contemplation at The Company of Jesus Church, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from La Paz to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in May, with highs in Cusco at 24°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Maras, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Huaca Pucllana and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Historico de Lima and Peruvian Soul. Go for a jaunt from Lima to Santa Maria Del Mar to see Playa Santa Maria del Mar about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Miraflores, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Huaycan de Cieneguilla.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lima day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, expect much warmer with lows of 20°C in Lima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Santa Maria del Mar
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Peruvian Soul ©
Peruvian Soul
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Sal and Ermita de Santa Barbara. Get some cultural insight at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Catedral Diocesana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Esensal (in Zipaquira). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Whee Institute, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planner .

You can fly from Lima to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bogota when traveling from Lima in June, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Ermita de Santa Barbara, Laguna de Guatavita
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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.
Get some historical perspective at El Malecon and Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana. Old Havana and Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Havana trip planner .

You can fly from Bogota to Havana in 4 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in June; daily highs in Havana reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo)
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El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©

9
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Get some cultural insight at La Isla Shopping Village and Las Pinturas. Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Cancun (Playa Delfines & Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok), Tulum (Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, & more) and Akumal Beach (in Akumal). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Sun) at Xel-Ha. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Xcaret Park, tee off at Playacar Golf Club, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip planner .

Fly from Havana to Playa del Carmen in 4.5 hours. June in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Tulum, Cancun, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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