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

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

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1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
2
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
3
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
4
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
5
Quito, Ecuador
— 1 night
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
7
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
8
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
9
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
10
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
11
Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
12
Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
13
New York City, United States
— 6 nights

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra da Gavea.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in June, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, thendon't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, and then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz online tour planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get cooler in La Paz: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

4
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

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Getting from La Paz to Cusco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cusco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take a stroll through Barranco, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lima vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Lima, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
On the 23rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, thendon't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and finally look for gifts at La Mundial Custom Boots.

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Traveling by flight from Lima to Quito takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

5
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, shop like a local with Galeria Aymara, and explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Quito to Puerto Ayora by flight takes about 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in June, with highs in Puerto Ayora at °C and lows at °C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

3
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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and see the interesting displays at Biomuseo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Panama City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Ayora to Panama City takes 12.5 hours. June in Panama City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

5
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Proyecto Asis, relax in the rural setting at Finca Loma Verde, and get engrossed in the history at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Panama City to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cancun.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Ecotermales Fortuna ©
Ecotermales Fortuna
Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis

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Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Xkopek Parque Apicola (in Valladolid) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, make a trip to Av Kukulkan, and look for gifts at Joyería Ambarte.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun road trip planning app.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Cancun by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Cancun sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Xkopek Parque Apicola, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Swim with Dolphins
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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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.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Havana trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Havana takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Havana can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana

5
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Start your trip to Orlando by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Orlando takes 5 hours. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

5
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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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