21 days in Mexico, Caribbean, South America & Europe Itinerary

21 days in Mexico, Caribbean, South America & Europe Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly to Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Drive to Montrouis
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Montrouis, Haiti
— 1 night
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Drive to Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Fly to El Loa Airport, Drive to San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Schwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Saint Louis

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Mexico City, Mexico

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

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 1st (Sat): stop by La Plateria del Mercado. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mexico City road trip planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Montrouis.

Things to do in Mexico City

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Montrouis, Haiti

— 1 night
Montrouis is a coastal communal section in Haiti, located in the department of Artibonite, south of Saint-Marc. Kay Piat has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): add some fun to your beach time Marina Blue Haiti and then head outdoors with Kay Piat.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Montrouis trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico City to Montrouis. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in May, expect nights in Montrouis to be much hotter, around 78°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Montrouis

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 1 night
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 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote and then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Montrouis to San Pedro de Atacama. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Montrouis in May, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be colder, around 36°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Rio de Janeiro takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 69°F at night. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Athens.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Athens in 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Athens, with lows of 64°F. You will leave for Genoa on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Cinque Terre Trails (in Cinque Terre) and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and make a trip to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Genoa road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Athens to Genoa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Genoa is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in May, with highs in Genoa at 69°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Schwangau, Germany

— 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey.

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Traveling by car from Genoa to Schwangau takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in May, expect Schwangau to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Liguria travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Two millennia ago the whole of northwestern Italy was inhabited by the Liguris, the people from whom the region of Liguria gets its name. Today, this northwestern region of Italy is home to seaside resort towns often compared to Cannes and Monaco. Liguria's coastline is dotted with dozens of sandy, rocky, and pebbly beaches. Genoa, a thriving urban center and the country's largest commercial port, is also here. An easily accessible holiday destination, the region features an excellent network of roads and railroad lines that run the length of the coast, linking the popular Italian Riviera with France and the rest of Europe, which makes it especially convenient if you’re planning trips to other areas. Whether you choose to travel by train or car, the journey takes you through tunnel after tunnel and past villages, vineyards, and olive groves.