31 days in North America, Central America & South America Itinerary

31 days in North America, Central America & South America Itinerary

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31 days in North America, Central America & South America Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, walk around Golden Gate Park, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City journey maker site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: high temperatures in New York City hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, get your game on at Nomadic, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

Find out how to plan Orlando trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Orlando are warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

3
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, parks, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

Plan a trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
night
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José, make a trip to Panama Canal, and then make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador).

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panama City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park

2
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Rio de Janeiro takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Panama City in April, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 33°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Antigo Banco de Sao Paulo, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Antigo Banco de Sao Paulo ©
Antigo Banco de Sao Paulo

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, wander the streets of Palermo, and look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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 29th (Fri): stroll through Cerro Santa Lucia, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, examine the collection at La Chascona, and then go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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