27 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

27 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

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27 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
3
Trelew, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly + foot:  17​h
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

5
nights
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

Palm - Eagle Beach ©
A long stretch of powdery white sand and aquamarine waters, Palm - Eagle Beach remains one of Aruba's most visited vacation spots.
We've included these beaches for you: Eagle Beach and Palm Beach. You'll explore and learn at Historical Museum Fort Zoutman and Purely Aruban Artwork. When in Palm - Eagle Beach, make a side trip to see Baby Beach in San Nicolas, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arikok National Park, kick back and relax at Hadicurari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, and enjoy the sea views from California Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Palm - Eagle Beach trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Palm - Eagle Beach is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Birmingham to Palm - Eagle Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in December, things will get warmer in Palm - Eagle Beach: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Palm - Eagle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Noord, Santa Cruz, Oranjestad, Baby Beach, Arashi Beach
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Eagle Beach ©
Eagle Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

3
nights
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.
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Choquequirao Archeological Park will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palm - Eagle Beach to Machu Picchu. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm - Eagle Beach to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Trelew.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park

1
night
Trelew, Argentina

Trelew ©
Founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, Trelew boasts a rich history and cultural heritage.
On the 13th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, then see the interesting displays at Museo Pueblo de Luis, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa del Poeta, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Antropologico.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Trelew trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Trelew. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Trelew is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Trelew

Museums

Side Trip

Gaiman
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Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Casa del Poeta ©
Museo Casa del Poeta
Museo Pueblo de Luis ©
Museo Pueblo de Luis

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Laguna Torre and Encuentros con la Historia. Estancia Turistica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trelew to El Chalten. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

4
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Enjoy!. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Glaciar Seco). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

7
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parque Lage and Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. Let the collections at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Imperial Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Copacabana Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Leblon Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online holiday planner .

You can fly from El Calafate to Rio de Janeiro in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from El Calafate in December, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are warmer (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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