31 days in South America & Cancun Itinerary

31 days in South America & Cancun Itinerary

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31 days in South America & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  30 h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
2
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h
4
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
6
Puerto Colombia, Colombia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

6
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and San Blas. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Qorikancha. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Pisac Market (in Pisac), Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Ceramicas Seminario (in Urubamba). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cusco is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Cusco is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Dammam in December, expect Cusco to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Salinas de Maras, Pisac Market, Winay Wayna, Seminario Ceramics
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 8:
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
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.
La Isla Shopping Village and El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Akumal Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres) and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel (in Cozumel). There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Delfines, shop like a local with Kukulcan Plaza, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas, and look for gifts at Ultrafemme - Plaza Caracol.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cancun online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Cancun takes 10.5 hours. While traveling from Cusco, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cozumel, Kukulcan Plaza, Akumal Beach, Punta Sur
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:
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Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

3
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.
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica will appeal to museum buffs. Catedral de Sal and Parque 93 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate, don't miss a visit to Bolivar plaza, look for gifts at Titan plaza, and take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bogota day trip app .

You can fly from Cancun to Bogota in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cancun in December: highs in Bogota hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

2
nights
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Los Roques National Park ©
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
We've included these beaches for you: Cayo de Agua and Praia Noronky. Get outdoors at Madrisqui and Cayo Francisqui. There's more to do: stroll through Praia Crasky and enjoy the sea views from Faro Holandes.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Roques National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Los Roques National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Bogota to Los Roques National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Noronky Beach ©
Noronky Beach

7
nights
Margarita Island, Venezuela

Margarita Island
A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa El Yaque and La Playa El Agua. Shop till you drop at Centro Comercial La Vela and Parque Costazul. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Parguito, buy something for everyone on your list at EL Mercado La Isla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Virgen del Valle, and don't miss a visit to Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Margarita Island itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Margarita Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. December in Margarita Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Colombia.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua

2
nights
Puerto Colombia, Colombia

Puerto Colombia ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Poeta Julio Florez, and then head outdoors with Megua Parque Biotematico. On your second day here, experience rural life at El Solar de Mao and then steep yourself in history at Castillo de Salgar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Colombia itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Margarita Island to Puerto Colombia. The time zone difference when traveling from Margarita Island to Puerto Colombia is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Colombia

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Usiacuri, Galapa
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Castillo de Salgar ©
Castillo de Salgar
Casa Museo Poeta Julio Florez ©
Casa Museo Poeta Julio Florez
Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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