48 days in United States, Caribbean, South America, Central America, Mexico & South Pacific Itinerary

48 days in United States, Caribbean, South America, Central America, Mexico & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
2
Varadero, Cuba
— 3 nights
+6
Bus + Foot + Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10 h
3
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi + Ferry:  8 h 15 min
4
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
5
Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Dennery, St. Lucia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
7
Caracas, Venezuela
— 4 nights
Foot + Fly:  6 h
8
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h
9
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 45 min
10
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
12
Peten, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h
13
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  
14
Sydney, Australia
— 1 day
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Federal Hall. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or fly. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
Varadero, Cuba

Varadero ©
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tee off at Varadero Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, kick back and relax at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayos Blancos.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Varadero driving holiday planner.

Getting from New York City to Varadero by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Varadero to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Providenciales.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cayos Blancos
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral

4
nights
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Providenciales ©
The most commercialized part of the Turks and Caicos, Providenciales remains the islands' tourism heaven, boasting many resorts, hotel chains, and condominiums.
Step out of the city life by going to Grace Bay Beach and Taylor Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Provo Golf Club, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Gardens Reef, make a trip to Leeward Beach, and stop by Graceway Gourmet.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Providenciales online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Varadero to Providenciales by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Varadero in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Providenciales, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Providenciales

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Grace Bay Beach ©
Grace Bay Beach
Provo Golf Club ©
Provo Golf Club
Little Water Cay ©
Little Water Cay

3
nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Take a break from the city and head to Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. Relax by the water at Sun Bay Beach and Media Luna Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Culebra road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry from Providenciales to Culebra in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Culebra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Philip Parish.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isla de Vieques
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

1
night
Saint Philip Parish, Barbados

Saint Philip Parish
Saint Philip Parish tourism revolves around the area's scenic beaches and rocky cliffs.
To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Philip Parish trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Culebra to Saint Philip Parish. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Dennery.

Things to do in Saint Philip Parish

Outdoors Tours Parks

4
nights
Dennery, St. Lucia

Dennery ©
On the east coast of Saint Lucia, Dennery survives as a fishing community and a small center of commerce.
Take a break from the city and head to Pigeon Island National Park and Marigot Bay. Visit Reduit Beach and Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: get impressive views of Gros Piton.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dennery day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Philip Parish to Dennery. In January in Dennery, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll set off for Caracas on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Dennery

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Lucia
Highlights from your plan
Reduit Beach ©
Reduit Beach
Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Gros Piton ©
Gros Piton

4
nights
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Visiting El Pauji and Parque Nacional el Avila will get you outdoors. Panteon Nacional and Iglesia de Santa Teresa will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, stroll around Hacienda Floresta, look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Expanzoo.

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

Explore your travel options from Dennery to Caracas with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

El Pauji
Highlights from your plan
El Pauji ©
El Pauji
Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
Panteon Nacional ©
Panteon Nacional

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Iglesia de San Francisco. Get outdoors at Laguna de Guatavita and Mina de Sal de Nemocon. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bogota vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Bogota takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Caracas to Bogota due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Bogota can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita, Mina de Sal de Nemocon
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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nights
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a popular beach and beach-front resort town.People who visit Playa Hermosa can indulge in swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, sport fishing or sailing.Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province is not to be confused with Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Conchal and Playa Hermosa. Visiting Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja and Tamarindo Beach will get you outdoors. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Playa Hermosa attractions planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bogota to Playa Hermosa. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Tamarindo Beach, Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco, Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja
Highlights from your plan
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

3
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Get in touch with nature at La Isla Shopping Village and Playa Delfines. Do some cultural sightseeing at Punta Sur and El Rey Archaeological Zone. Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Playa Tortugas, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Playa Hermosa to Cancun with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Playa Hermosa to Cancun due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

5
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Chichen Itza. Get outdoors at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret and Akumal Beach. Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Peten.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Tulum Archaeological Site, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Chichen Itza
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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Peten, Guatemala

Peten ©
Peten is known for historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Peten day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Playa del Carmen to Peten. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Peten. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): catch a movie at TCL Chinese Theatres, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Peten to Los Angeles. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
TCL Chinese Theatres ©
TCL Chinese Theatres

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sydney takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in February, with highs in Sydney at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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