19 days in Mexico & South America Itinerary

19 days in Mexico & South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
2
Cozumel, Mexico
— 1 night
3
Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
4
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
6
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
7
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights

2
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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.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City holiday app.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

1
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Cozumel, Mexico

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Cozumel hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Spas

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Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Tulum sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Xcaret, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and stop by Patio Bellavista.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

You can fly from Tulum to Santiago in 13 hours. Traveling from Tulum to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Museums
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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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, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online travel planner.

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. In December in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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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 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, thentake in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, and then wander the streets of Pocitos.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Montevideo, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Palacio Salvo ©
Palacio Salvo

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, thenwalk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Sao Paulo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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