53 days in Asia, United States, Central America & South America Itinerary

53 days in Asia, United States, Central America & South America Itinerary

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53 days in Asia, United States, Central America & South America Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Drive + Fly:  11​h
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
5
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 30​min
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
7
Puno, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  13​h
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
10
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
11
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
12
Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 7 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + taxi + bus:  14​h 30​min
13
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
15
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
16
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h
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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
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Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Cucuta, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Hong Kong, China

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Odaiba, then wander the streets of Ginza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and finally shop like a local with Kimono Me. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, then take a stroll through Asakusa, and finally take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Tokyo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in May, with highs in Tokyo at 28°C and lows at 19°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planning website .

Getting from Tokyo to San Francisco by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Tokyo to San Francisco. Traveling from Tokyo in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, then explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, then make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, and finally shop like a local with Caoba Farms.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Antigua in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Antigua, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Antigua is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Shopping Museums
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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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 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Peruvian Soul, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally wander the streets of Barranco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): wander the streets of Miraflores, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally take a stroll through Centro Historico de Lima.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lima online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antigua to Lima. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Antigua in June: highs in Lima hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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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.
To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, expect colder with lows of 1°C in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino
San Blas ©
San Blas

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and finally explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Titicaca. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, then step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then explore the ancient world of Sillustani, and finally don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Luquina Chico, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and finally don't miss a visit to Chullpas.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Puno online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Panama City to Puno with the Route module. Traveling from Panama City in July, expect Puno to be much colder, temps between 20°C and -5°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puno

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chullpas
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Luquina Chico ©
Luquina Chico
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

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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 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo de Metales Preciosos, examine the collection at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Andean Culture Distillery, examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, and then play a few rounds at Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our La Paz day trip planner.

Drive from Puno to La Paz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Puno in June, plan for little chillier days in La Paz, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos ©
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, see the sky in a new way at Atacama Observatory, then examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, and finally hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in June: high temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 25°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

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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 12th (Wed): view the masterpieces at E.N.D. Espacio Nacional de Diseno, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then do a tasting at Concha y Toro. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then examine the collection at La Chascona, and finally browse the different shops at Costanera Center.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago route maker tool .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Parque Del Estrecho De Magallanes, learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, and then see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Punta Arenas day trip planner .

Getting from Santiago to Punta Arenas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Parque Del Estrecho De Magallanes ©
Parque Del Estrecho De Magallanes
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes

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Stanley, Falkland Islands

Stanley ©
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Cape Pembroke Lighthouse and Memorial Wood will appeal to history buffs. Falkland Islands Museum and Museum Britannia House will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Stanley with an excursion to Bertha's Beach in Mount Pleasant--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Volunteer Point, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary s Catholic Church, visit a coastal fixture at Faro Cabo San Felipe, and stroll through Kidney Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Punta Arenas to Stanley in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Punta Arenas to Stanley, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Punta Arenas in June since evenings lows in Stanley dip to 3°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

East Falkland, Bertha's Beach
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 22:
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Volunteer Point ©
Volunteer Point
Bertha's Beach ©
Bertha's Beach
Bluff Cove Lagoon ©
Bluff Cove Lagoon

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego and Cerro Jeujepen. For shopping fun, head to Tierra de Humos or Foto Center. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, explore the activities along Canal Beagle, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Stanley to Ushuaia takes 14.5 hours. In June in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cerro Jeujepen
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Cordoba La Iglesia De Jesucristo De Los Santos De Los Ultimos Dias. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Calamuchita Valley, explore the galleries of Paseo de las Artes, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Cordoba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in June: high temperatures in Cordoba hover around 13°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museo Del Che Guevara, Calamuchita Valley, Camino de las Las 100 Curvas
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Museo Del Che Guevara ©
Museo Del Che Guevara

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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires road trip app .

Getting from Cordoba to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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San Telmo ©
San Telmo
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
On the 30th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Montevideo, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto.

You can plan Montevideo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, Montevideo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Palacio Taranco ©
Palacio Taranco

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento vacation planning website .

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Asuncion on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
On the 1st (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Icono, then get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping del Sol, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Paseo La Galeria.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Asuncion trip builder website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Colonia del Sacramento to Asuncion in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time (UYT) to Paraguay Time (PYT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in July: high temperatures in Asuncion hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Paseo La Galeria ©
Paseo La Galeria

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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday, then browse the different shops at Shopping Paris, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Blas, and finally stop by Monalisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de la Tierra Guarani, browse the different shops at SAX, buy something for everyone on your list at Casa Nissei, then don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, and finally have fun and explore at Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Paraguay Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Ciudad Del Este sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Museo de la Tierra Guarani
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Monalisa ©
Monalisa
Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Casa Nissei ©
Casa Nissei

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, examine the collection at Dreamland Foz, then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu online road trip planner .

Foz do Iguacu is just a short distance from Ciudad Del Este. In July, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Triple Frontier ©
Triple Frontier

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Letreiro Eu Amo Brasilia, identify plant and animal life at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu de Valores.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brasilia travel route planning website .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Brasilia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in July: highs in Brasilia hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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Memorial JK
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Catedral Metropolitana
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then look for gifts at Shopping Leblon, and finally steep yourself in history at Parque Lage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, and then explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Rio de Janeiro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Copacabana Beach

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 10°C. You will leave for Medellin on the 10th (Wed).

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Medellin, Colombia

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Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes and Pueblito Paisa. Head to Mayorca Mega Plaza and Centro Comercial Santaféfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Medellin with an excursion to Centro Comercial Aves Maria in Sabaneta--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: cruise along 2000m Descent and more, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, buy something for everyone on your list at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Medellin trip app .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in July, with highs in Medellin at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cucuta.

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Sabaneta, Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
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Mayorca Mega Plaza
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Museo de Antioquia

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Cucuta, Colombia

Cucuta ©
The site of some of the most important political and military events in Colombian history, Cucuta lies on the border with Venezuela and represents a regional hub of tourism, commerce, and productivity.
On the 13th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Ventura Plaza, make a trip to Malecon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Sagrada Familia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, and finally make a trip to Plaza Parque Santander. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Biblioteca Publica Julio Perez Ferrero, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cucuta, and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa Natal del General Santander.

Plan trip to Cucuta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Medellin to Cucuta. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in July, with highs in Cucuta at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City.

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Ventura Plaza
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Iglesia del Carmen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, browse the different shops at Albrook Mall, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Santa Catalina, identify plant and animal life at Punta Culebra Nature Center, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, then don't miss a visit to Avenida Balboa, and finally stop by PTYlocal.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cucuta to Panama City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Casco Viejo
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Metropolitan National Park

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