59 days in Cuba, South America & Mexico City Itinerary

59 days in Cuba, South America & Mexico City Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
2
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
6
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
7
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
9
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
10
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
11
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 day
12
Puno, Peru
— 1 night
13
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
14
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 2 nights
15
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
16
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
17
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
18
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
19
Vinales, Cuba
— 2 nights
20
Havana, Cuba
— 1 night
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
22
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
23
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights

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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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in November, you will find days in Buenos Aires are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Iguazu National Park: Wanda Mines (in Wanda), Lago Urugua-i (in Puerto Libertad) and Provincial Urugua-i Park (in San Antonio). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda Mines, Lago Urugua-i, Provincial Urugua-i Park
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in November: highs in El Calafate hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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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: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, make a trip to Muelle Historico, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Etnia Patagonia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, then view the masterpieces at E.N.D. Espacio Nacional de Diseno, and finally stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to Pais de Artesanos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reñaca, and wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Casa de Isla Negra, Canopy El Canelo
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Walking tours

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Medalla Milagrosa Virgen De Los Rayos.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago holiday builder website.

Getting from Valparaiso to Santiago by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Libreria Del Desierto, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay and then explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To find maps and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Salar de Uyuni has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, make a trip to Plaza Arce, then examine the collection at Train Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uyuni trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, then don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, then don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, and finally don't miss a visit to Fundacion Flavio Machicado Viscarra.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Paz trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in December: highs in La Paz hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas
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.
On the 18th (Fri), make a trip to Avenida 6 de Agosto and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla del Sol.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copacabana trip site.

Getting from La Paz to Copacabana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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 19th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Sillustani and then head off the coast to Taquile Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puno trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Puno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copacabana to Puno. In December in Puno, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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 an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino, explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cusco online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Puno to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in December, Cusco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and then steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo day trip planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cerveceria Willkamayu
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Cerveceria Willkamayu ©
Cerveceria Willkamayu

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, then explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then explore the ancient world of Tipon.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco driving holiday planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay
Museo Inka ©
Museo Inka

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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 27th (Sun): ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and then stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, wander the streets of Barranco, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally look for gifts at Wica Licoreria Artesanal.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lima road trip planning site.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in December: high temperatures in Lima hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

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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 29th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Zocalo, learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City online trip builder.

You can fly from Lima to Mexico City in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lima in December, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Mexico City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wifredo Lam Center, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and finally don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and then don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza Havana.

Before you visit Havana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Mexico City to Havana by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in December; daily highs in Havana reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, Head underground at Cueva del Indio, then make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vinales journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Horseback Riding Tours
Jardin Botanico de Vinales ©
Jardin Botanico de Vinales

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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Plaza de San Francisco, contemplate the long history of El Morro, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and finally make a trip to El Capitolio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Havana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Havana

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
El Capitolio ©
El Capitolio
El Morro ©
El Morro

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Mexico City, Mexico

Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): head outdoors with Ride MB, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and then make a trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip builder tool.

Fly from Havana to Mexico City in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Havana to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Havana in January, with highs in Mexico City at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Quito vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Quito takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Quito. Traveling from Mexico City in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Quito. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and don't miss a visit to Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Quito to Puerto Ayora in 9.5 hours. In January, Puerto Ayora is a bit warmer than Quito - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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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: visit Los Tuneles, make a trip to The Wall of Tears, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and stroll through Posada de flamengos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
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