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

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

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

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  26​h 30​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  24​h 30​min
5
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
6
Calama, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
8
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 day
bus:  7​h 45​min
10
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Rosario, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
14
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
16
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
17
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
18
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
19
Brasilia, Brazil
— 2 nights
20
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
21
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
22
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
23
Cucuta, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
24
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
25
Medellin, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
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Panama City, Panama
— 1 day
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  9​h
27
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
28
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
29
Tokyo, Japan
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong, China

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Lima, Peru

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.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI, take a stroll through San Isidro, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then explore the world behind art at Museo MATE, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lima visit planner.

Hong Kong, China to Lima is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Lima due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in May: high temperatures in Lima hover around 26°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Regional, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, then delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, plan for cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
River Rafting & Tubing
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado de Artesanias. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then test the waters at Samay Spa, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
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Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco
For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cusco attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toLa Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, stop by Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa, then take a stroll through San Miguel, and finally play a few rounds at La Paz Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Takesi Trail, take a stroll through Sopocachi, and then stroll through Chacaltaya Ski Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the La Paz travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cusco in June: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 17°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Calama.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks
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Takesi Trail ©
Takesi Trail
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort

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Calama, Chile

Calama
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Calama itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Paz to Calama. Traveling from La Paz in June, expect Calama to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 0°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Calama

Parks Outdoors Nightlife
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
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 8th (Sat): examine the collection at La Chascona. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally take a stroll through Isidora Goyenechea.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vina Undurraga
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Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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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 11th (Tue), hit the slopes at Club Andino Centro de Ski, take in the exciting artwork at La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno, learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, then browse the exhibits of Centro Artesanal, then view the masterpieces at Casa La Porfia, and finally head outdoors with Antarctica21.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Punta Arenas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Punta Arenas are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Winter Sports Museums
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Antarctica21 ©
Antarctica21
Club Andino Centro de Ski ©
Club Andino Centro de Ski
Casa La Porfia ©
Casa La Porfia

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Estancia Harberton and Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. Feria artesanal Ushuaia and Acatushun Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Roca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Larga, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Martial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia road trip tool .

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Religioso Juan de Tejeda, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, then steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of Candonga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Society of Jesus Church, browse the exhibits of Paseo de las Artes, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque del Kempes, then examine the collection at Museo de Ninos Barrilete, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip itinerary 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. Traveling from Ushuaia in June, expect Cordoba to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rosario.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Colegio Nacional de Monserrat ©
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor

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Rosario, Argentina

Rosario
Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rosario road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Rosario takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rosario: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you're off toBuenos Aires.

Things to do in Rosario

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Get outdoors at Parque 3 de Febrero and Delta El Tigre. Shop till you drop at Puerto Madero and Palermo. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Catedral de San Isidro in San Isidro, approximately 38 minutes away. Saddle up on the 19th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Del Bicentenario.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online vacation planner .

Getting from Rosario to Buenos Aires by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Rosario in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Delta El Tigre, Catedral de San Isidro
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Horseback Riding Tours
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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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 reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico

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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 20th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Casa Quinta de Luis Alberto de Herrera, learn about winemaking at Pizzorno Family Estates, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, then stroll through Orange Bike, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Torres Garcia, see the interesting displays at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, then examine the collection at Museo Historia Del Arte MuHAr, then look for gifts at Acatras del Mercado - Galeria de Arte, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip planning tool .

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda ©
Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of Gran Hotel del Paraguay, and finally admire the striking features of Torre Icono.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Asuncion journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Asuncion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montevideo to Asuncion. Traveling from Montevideo in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Asuncion: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Gran Hotel del Paraguay ©
Gran Hotel del Paraguay
Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad
Spas

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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.
To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este journey builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Paraguay Time (PYT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Ciudad Del Este can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Foz do Iguacu on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Fun & Games Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, kick back and relax at Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha, and then see the sky in a new way at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Sao Joao Batista, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally browse the different shops at Shopping Catuai Palladium.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu attractions planner.

Foz do Iguacu is just a stone's throw from Ciudad Del Este. In June in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab ©
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab

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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.
On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Caixa Cultural Brasilia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, take in the exciting artwork at Museu de Valores, see the interesting displays at Catetinho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, and finally stop by Villa Verde - Produtos Naturais.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasilia trip planning website .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Brasilia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, you will find days in Brasilia are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Villa Verde - Produtos Naturais
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Brasilia National Park ©
Brasilia National Park
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church ©
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church
Catedral Metropolitana ©
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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, kick back and relax at Praia do Leme, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, steep yourself in history at Forte de Copacabana, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder site .

Getting from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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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.
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get slightly colder in Sao Paulo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. You'll set off for Bogota on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, look for gifts at Bta Capital, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through 93 Park, examine the collection at National Museum of Colombia, then explore the world behind art at Museo Santa Clara, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bogota visit planner .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Bogota in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Bogota. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Cucuta.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
National Museum of Colombia ©
National Museum of Colombia

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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 1st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Sagrada Familia, and then browse the different shops at Ventura Plaza.

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Explore your travel options from Bogota to Cucuta with the Route module. Traveling from Bogota in June, things will get warmer in Cucuta: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

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Ventura Plaza
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Iglesia del Carmen
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Parroquia Sagrada Familia

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Cartagena, Colombia

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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.
For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cucuta to Cartagena. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medellin.

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Plaza Fernandez Madrid
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Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

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Medellin, Colombia

Medellin
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medellin trip planner .

You can fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cartagena in July: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. You will leave for Panama City on the 3rd (Wed).

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Panama City, Panama

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Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Weil Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Medellin to Panama City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Medellin in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Panama City, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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Weil Art Gallery
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Casco Viejo

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Washington DC, United States

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The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 4th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway from Panama City to Washington DC in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

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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.
On your second day here, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then look for gifts at Exploratorium, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

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Golden Gate Bridge
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Alcatraz Island
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Marin Headlands

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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.
For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Tokyo takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Tokyo is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Wed).

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