29 days in South America & Caribbean Itinerary

29 days in South America & Caribbean Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Santiago, Chile
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Punta Arenas, Chile
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Quito, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Bogota, Colombia
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Margarita Island, Venezuela
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Georgetown, Guyana
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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Fly to Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport, Drive to Remire-Montjoly
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Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 1 night

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires journey planning website.

Doha, Qatar to Buenos Aires is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Buenos Aires is much colder than Doha - with highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 1 night
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo. On your second day here, make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, stroll around Parque Rodo, and then visit Pocitos.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo road trip website.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in June since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Asuncion.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Asuncion, Paraguay

— 1 night

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
On the 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion and then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López.

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Fly from Montevideo to Asuncion in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montevideo to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in June; daily highs in Asuncion reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to La Paz.

La Paz, Bolivia

— 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
La Paz is known for parks, scenic drive, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Casa Museo Solon, get a taste of the local shopping with Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa, and make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Paz trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Asuncion to La Paz takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Asuncion, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Santiago, Chile

— 1 night

City of the Island Hills

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 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Patio Bellavista. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at La Chascona, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 2 nights
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, then look for gifts at Faba Lapislazuli, and finally make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Punta Arenas day trip site.

Getting from Santiago to Punta Arenas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July in Punta Arenas, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll set off for Quito on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Quito, Ecuador

— 2 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza Equinoccial, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and finally see the interesting displays at Intinan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre, don't miss a visit to Bordados Zuleta, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Quito trip builder app.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Quito in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Ecuador Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Punta Arenas in July, expect Quito to be warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

Guayaquil, Ecuador

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get outside with Malecon del Salado, examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, then head off the coast to Isla Santay, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Las Penas, enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Guayaquil, and finally wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Guayaquil takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in July, things will get a bit warmer in Guayaquil: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bogota.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Bogota, Colombia

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and design of Rosario university, then stop by Bta Capital, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and then walk around Parque de Usaquen.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Bogota takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in July, expect Bogota to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature

Cartagena, Colombia

— 1 night

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, admire the striking features of Las Bovedas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa and then make a trip to Plaza de Bolivar.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in July, with highs in Cartagena at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites

Margarita Island, Venezuela

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Caribbean

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.
On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Parguito, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Yaque, and then head off the coast to El Farallon Isla Blanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle and then stroll through Playa El Agua.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Margarita Island travel route builder site.

You can fly from Cartagena to Margarita Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cartagena to Margarita Island is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Port of Spain.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

— 2 nights
Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Port of Spain is known for beaches, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some photo ops at Dattatreya Temple and Hanuman Statue, walk around Queen's Park Savannah, and contemplate the waterfront views at Caroni Swamp.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port of Spain trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Margarita Island to Port of Spain with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Georgetown.

Things to do in Port of Spain

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Georgetown, Guyana

— 1 night

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at The Non Aligned Monumnet, admire all the interesting features of St. George's Cathedral, then admire all the interesting features of Kissing Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seven Ponds Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Georgetown online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Port of Spain to Georgetown in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Port of Spain in July: highs in Georgetown hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites · Parks

Paramaribo, Suriname

— 1 night

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): walk around Palmentuin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch reformed church.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paramaribo travel planner.

Getting from Georgetown to Paramaribo by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone changes from Guyana Time to Suriname Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Paramaribo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Remire-Montjoly.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Historic Sites · Parks

Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana

— 1 night
A suburb of Cayenne, Remire-Montjoly possesses some of the best beaches in the capital city's environs.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the galleries of Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, kick back and relax at Remire-Montjoly Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Rorota.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Remire-Montjoly trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paramaribo to Remire-Montjoly. July in Remire-Montjoly sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Remire-Montjoly

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Paraguay travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Ecuador travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

Venezuela travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Tourist Spots · Shopping
Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.

Trinidad and Tobago travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Waterfalls
With its two landmasses offering different, but complementary Caribbean flavors, the dual island nation of Trinidad and Tobago attracts visitors looking for relaxation and adventure. Cities and bustling market towns set the pace of cosmopolitan Trinidad, by far the larger of the two Caribbean sisters. Holidays in Tobago tend to be more chilled out affairs, with island offering some of the nation's finest resorts and best kept beaches, along with a wealth of protected areas boasting diverse and abundant wildlife. Both have become famous for their Creole culture and traditions, with holidays in Trinidad and Tobago offering plenty of culinary and musical highlights, including red hot curries and spicy calypso music.

Guyana travel guide

3.5
Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Museums
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.

Suriname travel guide

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Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.

French Guiana travel guide

3.5
Museums · Tourist Spots · Wildlife Areas
The only part of South America still governed by an overseas country, the tropical, rainforest-covered French Guiana is the second largest region of France. The department was used by France as a penal colony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several islands that you can visit today used as prisons where inmates were forced to catch butterflies. On a trip to French Guiana, you can witness different ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, as well a mix of cultures influenced by French colonization and a large immigrant population.