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

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

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

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + shuttle:  6​h
4
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Cozumel, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tulum, Mexico
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h
7
Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
11
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
12
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
13
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

7
nights
New York City, United States

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a stroll through Washington Square Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City attractions planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in New York City when traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
World Trade Center's Liberty Park ©
World Trade Center's Liberty Park

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Art in Amber (in Bucerias) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Punta de Mita). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, and take in the waterfront at Los Muertos Pier.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Puerto Vallarta takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. August in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Art in Amber, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan and Museo Nacional De Arte. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, admire the masterpieces at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, examine the collection at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, and admire the striking features of Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip maker app .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in August, things will get little chillier in Mexico City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Cineteca Nacional ©
Cineteca Nacional

4
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paseo De Los Museos and Catedral de San Jose. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of La Recoleccion, browse the eclectic array of goods at Caoba Farms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colegio de San Jeronimo, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Antigua trip maker .

Fly from Mexico City to Antigua in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Casa Popenoe ©
Casa Popenoe
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion
Iglesia Escuela de Cristo ©
Iglesia Escuela de Cristo

4
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel ©
Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Cozumel Pearl Farm and San Francisco Reef. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Paseo El Cedral Reef, see the vivid underwater world at Yucab Reef, look for gifts at Sergio's Silver from Taxco, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Antigua to Cozumel takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Antigua to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Antigua in August, expect Cozumel to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
El Mirador ©
El Mirador
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef

6
nights
Tulum, Mexico

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Fernando Rodriguez, Frida Kahlo Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, explore the activities along Cenote Azul, and head outdoors with Ziggy Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip maker tool .

Drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Scuba & Snorkeling, Cenote Santa Cruz, Cenote Azul
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Climbing Tours
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Puente de Bacunayagua and Museo Napoleonico. Get out of town with these interesting Havana side-trips: Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar & Pharmaceutical Museum). There's much more to do: make a trip to Cuba Libro, steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, see the interesting displays at Museo de Gallo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Havana takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Havana

Tours Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Photography Tours
Puente de Bacunayagua ©
Puente de Bacunayagua
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocky Cay and Hoyo Soplador. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at West View, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia del Cove, stroll through Cocoplum Bay, and admire the natural beauty at Hill Botanical Gardens San Andrés.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Havana to San Andres Island takes 6 hours. Traveling from Havana in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Andres Island, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Morgan's Head
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Morgan's Head ©
Morgan's Head
Rocky Cay ©
Rocky Cay
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna de Guatavita and Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo. Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Mina de Sal de Nemocon in Nemocon, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Colombia, stroll around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Virgilio.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bogota travel route planning app .

Getting from San Andres Island to Bogota by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Andres Island in September; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna de Guatavita, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
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Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Ciclovia de Bogota ©
Ciclovia de Bogota

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima and AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Marcahuasi, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Nuevo Mundo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pedro de Osma, and take a stroll through San Isidro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lima, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Parks Nature
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MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Spas

1
night
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 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, then identify plant and animal life at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lima to Machu Picchu by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu ©
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Tipon. Venture out of the city with trips to Moray (in Maras), Zipline (in Urubamba) and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, stop by Aula Artesana, and contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco road trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Moray, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Zipline
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Zipline
Horseback Riding Tours

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nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Takesi Trail and Muela del Diablo. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Plaza Abaroa, examine the collection at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chacaltaya Ski Resort, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Huayna Potosi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to La Paz is 1 hour. Traveling from Cusco in September, expect La Paz to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort

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