14 days in South America, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

14 days in South America, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

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14 days in South America, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

Start: Bridgetown, Barbados
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  26​h
1
Banos, Ecuador
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 1 night
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  25​h
4
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  12​h
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 day
Drive:  29​h
6
Los Antiguos, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  38​h
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 day
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  16​h 30​min
8
San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
9
Saint Thomas Parish, Barbados
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
End: Bridgetown, Barbados

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Banos, Ecuador

Banos ©
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to La casa del Arbol - Mirador, then grab your bike and head to Ruta de las cascadas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron).

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Banos road trip planning site .

Bridgetown, Barbados to Banos is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bridgetown to Banos due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Banos

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas
La Casa del Arbol ©
La Casa del Arbol

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, identify plant and animal life at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and then learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banos to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 9 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora tour itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Santa Cruz Fish Market ©
Santa Cruz Fish Market

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Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanga Roa trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Hanga Roa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 25 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Easter Is. Time (EAST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in April: high temperatures in Hanga Roa hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Highlights from your plan
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

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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 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and then explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in April, plan for colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Antiguos.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

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Los Antiguos, Argentina

Los Antiguos ©
Los Antiguos is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, located on the south shore of Lago Buenos Aires. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through La ascension, relax in the rural setting at Chacra Don Neno, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Buenos Aires.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Antiguos travel route planner.

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Los Antiguos in 40 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Los Antiguos. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, plan for slightly colder days in Los Antiguos, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Los Antiguos

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lago Buenos Aires ©
Lago Buenos Aires
Chacra Don Neno ©
Chacra Don Neno

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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.
On the 24th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu attractions planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Antiguos to Machu Picchu. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Antiguos to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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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 25th (Thu): look for gifts at Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More and then see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by 12 Belize, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Pedro using our trip planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to San Pedro in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Thomas Parish.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
12 Belize ©
12 Belize

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Saint Thomas Parish, Barbados

Saint Thomas Parish ©
On the 27th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Flower Forest, steep yourself in history at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Hunte's Gardens, and finally Head underground at Harrison's Cave.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint Thomas Parish route builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro to Saint Thomas Parish. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Saint Thomas Parish are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saint Thomas Parish

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Joseph Parish
Highlights from your plan
Hunte's Gardens ©
Hunte's Gardens
Harrison's Cave. ©
Harrison's Cave.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens ©
Andromeda Botanic Gardens

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