58 days in Cuba, South America & Mexico City Itinerary

58 days in Cuba, South America & Mexico City Itinerary

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58 days in Cuba, South America & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h 45 min
9
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  9 h 15 min
10
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Puno, Peru
— 1 night
Bus:  6 h 30 min
13
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
14
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
15
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
16
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
17
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
18
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Vinales, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Havana, Cuba
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
21
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
22
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  5 h
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
24
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  36 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires holiday builder app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Buenos Aires is minus 15 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in April: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Venture out of the city with trips to Casino de Eldorado (in Eldorado), Wanda Mines (in Wanda) and Lago Urugua-i (in Puerto Libertad). categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_gorgeous_surroundings_at Iguazu Falls. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip builder site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lago Urugua-i, Casino de Eldorado, Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 14th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, then stop by Vellon Negro, and finally explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our El Calafate road trip planning website .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Museums Nature
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Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Last Hope Distillery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza).

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) planning app .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Calafate in April, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago driving holiday planner .

Fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Valparaiso is known for museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, look for gifts at Picaro Craft Wines, wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, and don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion.

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You can take a bus from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Medalla Milagrosa Virgen De Los Rayos.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santiago vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Historic Sites
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Sky Costanera ©
Sky Costanera

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and finally delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor. On the next day, look and learn at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Museums
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Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
You've now added Salar de Uyuni to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then examine the collection at Train Cemetery, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uyuni travel route tool .

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, you will find days in Uyuni are cooler (10°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

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La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 30th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, then make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of WMDR Yungas Road.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Paz road trip planner .

Getting from Uyuni to La Paz by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Uyuni in April, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico

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Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Avenida 6 de Agosto and then trek along Isla del Sol.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Copacabana route maker site .

You can take a bus from La Paz to Copacabana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol

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Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Sillustani and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puno travel route builder site .

Drive from Copacabana to Puno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Puno, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

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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, take a stroll through San Blas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and stop by Hilo.

To see maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Cusco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Puno to Cusco by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, Cusco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

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

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Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras and then contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo holiday maker.

You can take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cerveceria Willkamayu, Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Cerveceria Willkamayu ©
Cerveceria Willkamayu

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Cusco, Peru

On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pisac. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cusco vacation maker.

Take a bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors Tours Spas

Side Trip

Pisac
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Horseback Riding Tours
Pisac ©
Pisac
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Barranco, then stroll around Plazuela Chabuca Granda, then don't miss a visit to Miraflores, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

Make your Lima itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in May since evenings lows in Lima dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, then step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City day trip planning website .

You can fly from Lima to Mexico City in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lima in May: highs in Mexico City hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Paseo del Prado, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and finally don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), then explore the landscape on two wheels at CicloCuba, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Havana road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Havana takes 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Havana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Havana: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Paseo del Prado ©
Paseo del Prado

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Vinales, Cuba

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Palenque de los Cimarrones, then don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, then Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Vinales. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vinales road trip planning app .

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Horseback Riding Tours
Cuevas de Santo Tomas ©
Cuevas de Santo Tomas

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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
On the 19th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), then make a trip to Old Havana, and then pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Havana trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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Mexico City, Mexico

Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), make a trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then gear up at Ride MB, then take in the pleasant sights at Callejon del Aguacate, and finally wander the streets of Coyoacan.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City planner.

You can fly from Havana to Mexico City in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Havana to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Havana in May, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Food Tours
National Palace (Palacio Nacional) ©
National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to La Capilla Del Hombre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, then admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally look for gifts at Nua Ami Shop.

Plan a trip to Quito easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Mexico City to Quito by flight takes about 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Quito due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in May, you will find days in Quito are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional
La Capilla Del Hombre ©
La Capilla Del Hombre

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Itabaca, and enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora in 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in May: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

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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: head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and stroll through Concha de Perla.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil holiday builder site .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
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