60 days in South America, Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

60 days in South America, Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
5
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
6
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
8
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
9
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
11
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
12
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 3 nights
13
Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
14
Havana, Cuba
— 10 nights

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, kick back and relax at Fernado de Noronha Island, and see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha tour itinerary builder tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

3
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alto Paraiso de Goias: Cavalcante (Cachoeira Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Waterfall, &more) and Enchanted Well Waterfall (in Teresina de Goias). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Loquinhas, don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, and take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias travel app.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavalcante, Cachoeira do Segredo, Enchanted Well Waterfall
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Cachoeira Loquinhas ©
Cachoeira Loquinhas

4
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.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Cervejaria Bohemia) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, and take a stroll through Santa Teresa.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro journey planner.

You can fly from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. In June in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca

4
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.
Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Museo de arte Tigre in Tigre--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Museo de arte Tigre
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Horseback Riding Tours
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Valparaiso (La Sebastiana & Walking tours) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago route planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Concha y Toro
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Pisac (in Pisac). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take a stroll through San Blas, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco attractions planner.

Getting from Santiago to Cusco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In June in Cusco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, thendelve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Machu Picchu trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

4
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Brujo, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, and get outside with Cerro Tijeretas.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the Route module. June in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center

4
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, and get outside with Cueva de Sucre.

Plan my day in Puerto Villamil using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, cast your line with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora driving holiday planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Isla Daphne Mayor
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Puebla (Puebla Cathedra, Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), &more), Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course & Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Ayora to Mexico City takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in July, things will get little chillier in Mexico City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Puebla, Cuernavaca, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora (in Bucerias), Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta road trip planning site.

Fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
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Food Tours
Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk

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Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Tulum takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Tulum are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Havana: Cayo Largo (Playa Blanca Beach, Sirena Beach, &more), Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar & Pharmaceutical Museum) and Varadero (Coral Beach - Playa Coral, Cueva de Saturno, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

Before you visit Havana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Tulum to Havana by flight takes about 5.5 hours. July in Havana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Varadero, Matanzas, Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden, Las Terrazas Complex
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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