23 days in United States, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

23 days in United States, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

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Miami, United States
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Bridgetown, Barbados
— 2 nights
Fly to Mustique, Ferry to Bequia
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Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
— 1 night
Ferry to Kingstown, St Vincent, Fly to Soufriere
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
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St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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Milot, Haiti
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Miami, United States
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Miami, United States

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary tool.

Doha, Qatar to Miami is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in December, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Cartagena.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Cartagena, Colombia

— 2 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walled City of Cartagena and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and look for gifts at La Casa del Joyero.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cartagena road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Cartagena takes 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Miami in December, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Quito.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Quito, Ecuador

— 5 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Kids will enjoy Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania. On the 16th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, make a trip to El Panecillo, gain insight at La Ronda, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia).

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

Fly from Cartagena to Quito in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cartagena in December, expect nights in Quito to be colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Quito

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Bridgetown, Barbados

— 2 nights
Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Parish Church and then kick back and relax at Carlisle Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Gun Hill Signal Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Hunte's Gardens, Head underground at Harrison's Cave., then take in nature's colorful creations at Welchman Hall Gully, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bridgetown route planner.

Getting from Quito to Bridgetown by flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Quito to Bridgetown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in December: high temperatures in Bridgetown hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bequia.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

— 1 night
Although it covers just 18 sq km (7 sq mi), Bequia is the largest of over 30 islands making up the Grenadines chain.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Princess Margaret Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of Bequia Maritime Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Oasis Art Gallery & Gift Shop, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bequia trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bridgetown to Bequia in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Soufriere.

Things to do in Bequia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Soufriere, St. Lucia

— 1 night
Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens and then stop by Ti Tak.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Soufriere trip planner.

Getting from Bequia to Soufriere by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. In December in Soufriere, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to St. John's.

Things to do in Soufriere

Parks · Shopping

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, St John's represents the commercial and touristic center of the twin-island country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Silver Chelles, then browse the exhibits of Betty's Hope, then get to know the resident critters at Wadadli Animal Nature Park, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our St. John's sightseeing app.

Traveling by flight from Soufriere to St. John's takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in St. John's

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, then step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and finally delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip itinerary site.

You can fly from St. John's to Santo Domingo in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Milot.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums

Milot, Haiti

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Citadelle Laferrière and then explore the historical opulence of Sans Souci Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milot itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Milot in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santo Domingo to Milot. In December, daily temperatures in Milot can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Milot

Historic Sites

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

— 1 night
A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park.

To plan Ocho Rios vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Milot to Ocho Rios in 7 hours. Traveling from Milot in December, expect nights in Ocho Rios to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nassau.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks · Nature
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Nassau, Bahamas

— 2 nights
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then try out the rides at Aquaventure, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nassau online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ocho Rios to Nassau takes 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ocho Rios in December; daily highs in Nassau reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Miami.

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Miami, United States

— 1 night

Magic City

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Nassau to Miami in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Barbados travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Caves
Little England
Plan a vacation on the small Caribbean island of Barbados and experience its rich history and vibrant culture. Affectionately called "Little England," the island retains a noticeable British influence in its lively culture, visible especially in sport, religion, and the charming British style buildings with a Caribbean flair. On a tour of Barbados you can lounge on sandy beaches, participate in world-class surfing, roam the World Heritage-listed capital, or explore the lush island interior. When on the island, don't forget to sample its world-famous rum and the signature local dish, the flying fish.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Historic Sites · Islands
Vacations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer eco-adventures and luxury, with the island nation catering to the tastes of mega yacht owners and backpackers alike. The main island's interior volcanic and hilly terrain has been covered in lush tropical rainforest, rich in wildlife, while the coastal areas offer beaches both popular and secluded. Taking a chartered boat tour of the islands represents one of the more popular things to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with island hopping revealing uninhabited paradisal islands, unspoiled by development of any kind.

St. Lucia travel guide

4.1
Hot Springs · Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots
The island of St. Lucia is hailed for its scenic landscape of tall mountains, forested hills, and fertile valleys sprinkled with banana plantations. The island's dramatic scenery is most renowned for the Pitons, two volcanic spires that rise from the ocean floor. Whether you're visiting the island as part of a cruise, a romantic honeymoon, or looking for adventure, a St. Lucia vacation offers something for everyone. Discover the island's hidden beaches and coves, go climbing or hiking, and enjoy the picturesque views and tropical weather.

Antigua travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Lookouts
A true tropical getaway, Antigua attracts travelers from all over the world with its innumerable beaches, coves, and bays. Although an important cruise ship destination with upscale resorts and facilities, Antigua doesn't lack tranquility. With picturesque and secluded stretches of sand and sleepy villages waiting at every corner, a vacation in Antigua is the perfect opportunity to lounge on the waterfront, enjoy swimming and snorkeling, and indulge in delicious seafood.

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.

Haiti travel guide

3.8
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Zipline
The culture of Haiti has always been the reason for people to visit, and it will be the reason people visit in larger and larger numbers as the nation heals from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. The interesting tale of colonialism, revolution, and political struggle has left Haiti with a wealth of historical sites and cultural influences. Sightseeing in Haiti offers perspectives on the many stages in the country's history, with colonial forts standing in ruins and monuments memorializing the revolution. The music, the art, the folklore, and the cuisine of Haiti all deserve to be explored in person.

Jamaica travel guide

4.1
Waterfalls · Beaches · Nightlife
The third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas, Jamaica remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the British monarch its official head of state. Jamaica tourism thrives thanks to the island nation's reputation for natural beauty, outstanding cuisine, and lively music scene. The country's landscape is as diverse as its population, its tropical climate supporting varied ecosystems that include everything from savannahs to rugged mountain slopes. For most visitors, a holiday in Jamaica is a largely outdoor affair, with hiking, fishing, golfing, camping, snorkeling, horseback riding, and kite surfing among the most popular things to do.

Bahamas travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.