12 days in Africa, South America & Central America Itinerary

12 days in Africa, South America & Central America Itinerary

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12 days in Africa, South America & Central America Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  31​h
1
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
4
Barranquilla, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  9​h
7
Roatan, Honduras
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

1
day
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Vilanculos ©
Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and then explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos itinerary maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Vilanculos is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Vilanculos to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg, examine the collection at Liliesleaf, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Vilanculos to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vilanculos in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Liliesleaf
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Liliesleaf ©
Liliesleaf
I was shot in Joburg ©
I was shot in Joburg

1
night
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in July; daily highs in Victoria Falls reach 76°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Barranquilla, Colombia

Barranquilla ©
An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Carnaval, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina, then examine the collection at Museo del Caribe, and finally browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Buenavista.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barranquilla travel app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Barranquilla. The time zone changes from Central African Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Victoria Falls in July, expect nights in Barranquilla to be warmer, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro Comercial Carnaval
Highlights from your plan
Centro Comercial Carnaval ©
Centro Comercial Carnaval
Museo del Caribe ©
Museo del Caribe
Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina ©
Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina

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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour and then delve into the lush surroundings at Curi Cancha Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barranquilla to Monteverde. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Nature Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Roatan Rum Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Tabyana Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Shawn Jackson Gallery.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Manuel Antonio to Roatan takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July in Roatan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Roatan Rum Company ©
Roatan Rum Company
Shawn Jackson Gallery ©
Shawn Jackson Gallery

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nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, and finally shop like a local with Belizean Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in San Pedro are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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