37 days in Europe, Caribbean, South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

37 days in Europe, Caribbean, South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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1
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Toledo, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
4
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
5
San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
6
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
8
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
10
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 night
11
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
12
Alajuela, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
13
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 1 night
14
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
15
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 1 night

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hike along Llano de la Perdiz, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

New York City, USA to Granada is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Granada is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Granada are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are a bit cooler (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
River Rafting & Tubing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle, get outside with Senda Ecologica de Toledo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Toledo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Toledo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Aranjuez ©
Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Senda Ecologica de Toledo ©
Senda Ecologica de Toledo

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to The Magic Fountain, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see where the action happens at Camp Nou and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Toledo to Barcelona in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Toledo in July, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, and then look for gifts at Life is good. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers and then stroll through Macao Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Barcelona to Punta Cana takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Barcelona to Punta Cana, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Punta Cana is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to San Juan de la Maguana.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic

San Juan de la Maguana ©
On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Juan de la Maguana.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Juan de la Maguana holiday planner.

Getting from Punta Cana to San Juan de la Maguana by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in San Juan de la Maguana can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in San Juan de la Maguana

Historic Sites
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Catedral de San Juan de la Maguana ©
Catedral de San Juan de la Maguana

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 11th (Wed), look for gifts at Casa de los Dulces and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Bosque Jurasico 3D, thenstep into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo tour itinerary tool.

Getting from San Juan de la Maguana to Santo Domingo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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 14th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, thenmake a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and finally engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santo Domingo to San Pedro de Atacama. July in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

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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 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago online day trip planner.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites Museums
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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Intipuncu and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Santiago to Machu Picchu in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Phutuq K'usi ©
Phutuq K'usi
Mandor ©
Mandor

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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 22nd (Sun), wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana and then get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Las Penas, take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil, thenstop by Ecua-Andino Hats, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Guayaquil holiday planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Guayaquil by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wildlife
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Finca La Isla and then kick back and relax at Puerto Viejo Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guayaquil to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. The time zone difference when traveling from Guayaquil to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alajuela.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cahuita
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park

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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Alajuela ©
On the 27th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz and then take in the dramatic scenery at Los Chorros Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alajuela road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Alajuela takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Alajuela

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Los Chorros Waterfalls, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
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Los Chorros Waterfalls ©
Los Chorros Waterfalls

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San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
On the 28th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal De Artesanias.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Jose tour planner.

Getting from Alajuela to San Jose by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Adventure Tours
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Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
River Rafting & Tubing
Jade Museum ©
Jade Museum

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On your second day here, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip maker website.

You can fly from San Jose to Cancun in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Jose in July, with highs in Cancun at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Speed Boats Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Quinta Avenida and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Adventure Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret ©
Xcaret

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