60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

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Fly
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Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Shuttle to San José, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly to Atlanta, Bus to Birmingham

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Roatan, Honduras

— 8 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Fisioterapista-Massagista Roatan, kick back and relax at West Bay Beach, admire the natural beauty at Carambola Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Roatan Underwater Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Roatan online route maker.

Birmingham, USA to Roatan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Birmingham in February, things will get much warmer in Roatan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 6 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to El Castillo (Butterfly Conservatory & Arenal Eco Zoo). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planning website.

Getting from Roatan to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Baia do Sancho, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, and see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Fernando de Noronha takes 25 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, admire all the interesting features of Leblon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro holiday app.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Paraty, Brazil

— 6 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachadaco, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Ilha do Pelado, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paraty road trip planner.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meros Beach, kick back and relax at Grumixama Beach, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Foz do Iguacu takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 nights

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, you will find days in Buenos Aires are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Maldonado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Maldonado, Uruguay

— 5 nights
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maldonado: Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Cerro San Antonio, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, stroll through Playa Montoya, and awaken your taste buds at The Wine Experience.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maldonado trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Maldonado in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, daily temperatures in Maldonado can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read El Chalten itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maldonado to El Chalten takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 4 nights

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Santiago in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Chalten to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature