31 days in South America, Cuba & Bahamas Itinerary

31 days in South America, Cuba & Bahamas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
4
Quito, Ecuador
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+6
Bus + Ferry + Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  23 h
7
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
9
Nassau, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Eleuthera, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
11
Paradise Island, Bahamas
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
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: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and stroll through Copacabana Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in July since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

3
nights
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, get engrossed in the history at El Zanjon de Granados, make a trip to Casa Rosada, and stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online holiday planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, Buenos Aires is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Quito journey planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Buenos Aires to Quito takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in July, with highs in Quito at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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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
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

3
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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Los Tuneles, head off the coast to Turtle Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil, and explore the striking landscape at El Tunel del Estero.

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Getting from Quito to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Iglesia Cristo Salvador ©
Iglesia Cristo Salvador

4
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 Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In July, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
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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

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nights
Cayo Largo, Cuba

Cayo Largo ©
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, and then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cayo Largo in 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in July, expect nights in Cayo Largo to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

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nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, kick back and relax at Santa Maria del Mar, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana online trip builder.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Havana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. July in Havana sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo)
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Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Cabbage Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Jetline Simulation Bahamas, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, then don't miss a visit to The Cloister, and then step off the mainland to explore Blue Lagoon Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nassau journey builder.

Getting from Havana to Nassau by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nassau when traveling from Havana in July, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eleuthera.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
Blue Lagoon Island ©
Blue Lagoon Island

2
nights
Eleuthera, Bahamas

Eleuthera ©
The long, thin island of Eleuthera has plenty of coast, built up in places and left wild and rural in others.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Princess Street Gallery, kick back and relax at Pink Sands Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, then stroll through French Leave Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ten Bay Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Eleuthera attractions planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nassau to Eleuthera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Eleuthera

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Harbour Island
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Ten Bay Beach ©
Ten Bay Beach
Princess Street Gallery ©
Princess Street Gallery

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nights
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island ©
Located just off the shore from the capital city, Paradise Island offers glamorous gambling, luxury living, and a welcome dose of island exploration as well.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Versailles Gardens and French Cloister and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Rose Island and then tee off at Ocean Club Golf Course.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Paradise Island road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Eleuthera to Paradise Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. July in Paradise Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Rose Island ©
Rose Island
Versailles Gardens and French Cloister ©
Versailles Gardens and French Cloister

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