59 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

59 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

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59 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Shuttle:  20 h 45 min
1
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  14 h
4
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
+4
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  19 h 15 min
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  12 h 45 min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  14 h
10
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Tram + Fly:  7 h
11
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
12
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 45 min
13
Maragogi, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
14
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Ray Alley and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore San Pedro's surroundings by going to Caye Caulker (Red Flower Gallery & The Estuary of Caye Caulker). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro planner .

London, UK to San Pedro is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in San Pedro hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Diamonds International. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Island Divers, and walk around Gumbalimba Park.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Roatan road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Blue Island Divers ©
Blue Island Divers
Little French Key ©
Little French Key

2
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West View and Rocky Cay. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar, kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario.

To plan San Andres Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Roatan to San Andres Island by flight takes about 11 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
West View
West View
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

6
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Gemelos, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Andres Island to Puerto Ayora in 14 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salar de Tara and Valle Arcoiris. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Puerto Ayora to San Pedro de Atacama in 19.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in April, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be cooler, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, get impressive views of Ventisquero Negro, and walk around Parque Municipal Llao Llao.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Carlos de Bariloche fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres. On the 13th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Fitz Roy. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Upsala Glacier. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate driving holiday tool .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in El Calafate sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©

5
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Esmeralda and Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano. Change things up with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in April, Ushuaia is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano ©
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

4
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and Caxadaco Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aventureiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abraaozinho Beach, and Head underground at Cave of Achaia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Ushuaia to Ilha Grande takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, Ilha Grande is much warmer than Ushuaia - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

5
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira and Rio da Barra Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Satu Beach, get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Beach, and see the interesting displays at Espaco Coral Vivo Mucuge.

Start your trip to Porto Seguro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Porto Seguro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Scuba & Snorkeling
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach

3
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Farol do Morro and Gamboa Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bainema in Ilha de Boipeba (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Boca de Valeria Village, stroll through Quarta Praia, and stop by Eco Store.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Morro de Sao Paulo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bainema, Boca de Valeria Village
Highlights from your plan
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Bainema ©
Bainema

2
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Peroba Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Taocas, appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Cabanos, identify plant and animal life at Gales de Maragogi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Grande Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maragogi road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maragogi in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Maragogi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Piscinas Naturais de Japaratinga
Highlights from your plan
Piscinas Naturais de Japaratinga ©
Piscinas Naturais de Japaratinga
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande ©
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi

2
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
On the 10th (Sun), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, then stroll through Praia do Bode, and finally explore the activities along Buraco do Galego.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Maragogi in May, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho

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