30 days in South America, Mexico, Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

30 days in South America, Mexico, Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

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Medellin, Colombia
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cancun, Mexico
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Havana, Cuba
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
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Varadero, Cuba
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Lanquin
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Lanquin, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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Medellin, Colombia

— 1 night

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the architecture and history at Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Alma del Bosque and then identify plant and animal life at Las Tangaras Bird Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin online trip planner.

London, UK to Medellin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Medellin is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in February, expect Medellin to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Medellin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Leblon Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online visit planner.

Getting from Medellin to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Medellin to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Medellin in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Cancun, Mexico

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cancun road trip tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Cancun in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, expect Cancun to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Havana, Cuba

— 2 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, then see the interesting displays at Wifredo Lam Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, then contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Havana trip planner.

You can fly from Cancun to Havana in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cancun in February, Havana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Parque 3 de Febrero. And it doesn't end there: stop by Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Buenos Aires takes 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Cuba Standard Time (CST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 2 hours. Traveling from Havana in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Buenos Aires. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

— 1 night
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Monkey Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Tamarindo takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Tamarindo is minus 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

San Jose, Costa Rica

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Top Travel Costa Rica, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu, then get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip builder app.

You can fly from Tamarindo to San Jose in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll get in some beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, kick back and relax at Cupe beach, stroll around Projeto Hippocampus, and stroll through Praia De Maracaipe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas attractions planning website.

You can fly from San Jose to Porto de Galinhas in 19 hours. Traveling from San Jose to Porto de Galinhas, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Jose in February, with highs in Porto de Galinhas at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

Varadero, Cuba

— 1 night
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Parque Central and then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, see some colorful creatures with Club ScubAzul, and then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Varadero vacation builder website.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Varadero in 21 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Varadero is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in February, things will get a bit cooler in Varadero: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip maker tool.

You can fly from Varadero to Foz do Iguacu in 22 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Varadero to Foz do Iguacu is 2 hours. Traveling from Varadero in February, expect Foz do Iguacu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Lanquin.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Lanquin, Guatemala

— 2 nights
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias, then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lanquin online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Foz do Iguacu to Lanquin. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In February in Lanquin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

Imperial City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lanquin to Cusco with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lanquin in March, things will get colder in Cusco: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.