60 days in Caribbean, South America & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Caribbean, South America & Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Caribbean, South America & Central America Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Bridgetown, Barbados
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
14
Nassau, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
15
St. George, Bermuda
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
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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.
When in Havana, make a side trip to see Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo, approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Finca Vigía, don't miss a visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

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Brisbane, Australia to Havana is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is minus 15 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in May, with highs in Havana at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Paraiso
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

5
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Change things up with these side-trips from Punta Cana: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bayahibe) and Altos de Chavon (in La Romana). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Saona Island, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Smile Dominicana, and get your game on at Escape Room Punta Cana.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana online travel route builder .

You can fly from Havana to Punta Cana in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Havana to Punta Cana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Havana in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Punta Cana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Altos de Chavon, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Saona Island ©
Saona Island
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon

4
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step out of San Juan to go to El Yunque National Forest and see El Yunque Rain Forest, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, take a memorable tour with Tours, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Punta Cana to San Juan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in San Juan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Soufriere.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, El Yunque Rain Forest
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Climbing Tours
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

4
nights
Soufriere, St. Lucia

Soufriere ©
Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Pigeon Island National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Zaka Art Cafe, and head outdoors with Morne Coubaril Estate.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Soufriere trip maker site .

You can fly from San Juan to Soufriere in 9.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Soufriere

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pigeon Island National Park
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Tet Paul Nature Trail ©
Tet Paul Nature Trail
Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens ©
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

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Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown ©
Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Explore Bridgetown's surroundings by going to Saint Philip Parish (Sunbury Plantation House & Bottom Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Hunte's Gardens, examine the collection at Caribbean Wax Museum, have fun at Kensington Oval, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bridgetown online visit planner .

Fly from Soufriere to Bridgetown in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bridgetown are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port of Spain.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Philip Parish, Caribbean Wax Museum, Hunte's Gardens, Barbados Concorde Experience
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Hunte's Gardens ©
Hunte's Gardens
Bottom Bay ©
Bottom Bay
Carlisle Bay ©
Carlisle Bay

3
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain ©
Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port of Spain: Arima Dial (in Arima) and Yerette (in Maracas Bay). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Asa Wright Nature Centre, stop by Cocobel, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and stroll around Memorial Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port of Spain journey website .

You can fly from Bridgetown to Port of Spain in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Port of Spain are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Port of Spain

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yerette, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Arima Dial
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Asa Wright Nature Centre ©
Asa Wright Nature Centre
Queen's Park Savannah ©
Queen's Park Savannah
Maracas Beach
Maracas Beach

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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.
When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Imperial Museum in Petropolis, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro visit planner .

Getting from Port of Spain to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port of Spain to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. In May, Rio de Janeiro is slightly colder than Port of Spain - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 18°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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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.
Step out of Santiago to go to Pirque and see Concha y Toro, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago road trip planning app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas and then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, trek along exploor, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima route planner.

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, plan for much hotter nights in Lima, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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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, museums, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José, and take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Panama City trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Panama City takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in June; daily highs in Panama City reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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San Jose, Costa Rica

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park), Zipline (in Jaco) and Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, contemplate the long history of Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, and look for gifts at Holalola Souvenir Shop.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Jose travel route planner .

You can fly from Panama City to San Jose in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Panama City in June, with highs in San Jose at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nassau.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Poas Volcano, Zipline
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Zipline

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Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau ©
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Pirates of Nassau Museum and then try to win big at Atlantis Casino. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nassau travel itinerary planner .

Getting from San Jose to Nassau by flight takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Nassau. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in June; daily highs in Nassau reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to St. George.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Island
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino

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St. George, Bermuda

St. George ©
St. George is known for beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Crystal & Fantasy Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Tobacco Bay, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Centre - St. George, and walk around Blue Hole Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. George trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nassau to St. George. Traveling from Nassau to St. George, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nassau in June, you will find days in St. George are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bermuda, Hamilton Parish
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:
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Crystal & Fantasy Caves ©
Crystal & Fantasy Caves
Tobacco Bay ©
Tobacco Bay
World Heritage Centre - St. George ©
World Heritage Centre - St. George

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