60 days in South America, Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

60 days in South America, Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

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60 days in South America, Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10​h
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
8
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  6​h
9
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  15​h 30​min
11
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8​h 30​min
13
Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Havana, Cuba
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

3
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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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, stroll around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip maker app .

Dublin, Ireland to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can 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
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cavalcante (Santa Barbara Waterfall & Cachoeira do Prata). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, get great views at Janela Lookout, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Carioquinhas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 10 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 Trails

Side Trips

Cavalcante, Enchanted Well Waterfall, Cachoeira do Segredo
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Cachoeira Loquinhas ©
Cachoeira Loquinhas
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Cervejaria Bohemia) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro. In June in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to 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
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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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 to go to Tigre and see Museo de arte Tigre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip tool .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get a bit cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around 18°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time 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
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valparaiso (La Sebastiana & Walking tours). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago journey planner .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to 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
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Pisac (in Pisac) and Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

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

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. In June in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

To plan Machu Picchu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough 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 ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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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, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, identify plant and animal life at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. June in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the 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
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

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nights
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 wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. 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

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary site .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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nights
Mexico City, Mexico

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: Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course & Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco), Puebla (Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), & more) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Ayora to Mexico City with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. In July, Mexico City is slightly colder than Puerto Ayora - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Puebla, Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita), Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, push the limits with an extreme tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect Puerto Vallarta to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora, Marietas Islands
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Food Tours
Zipline
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tulum day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tulum in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Tulum due to the time zone difference. July in Tulum sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Ek Balam, Puerto Aventuras Marina
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

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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.
Explore Havana's surroundings by going to Cayo Largo (Playa Blanca Beach, Sirena Beach, & more), Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar & Pharmaceutical Museum) and Varadero (Coral Beach - Playa Coral, Cueva de Saturno, & more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Old Havana, and steep yourself in history at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Havana trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Havana in 5 hours. In July in Havana, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Varadero, Matanzas, Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo), Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

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