60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

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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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park, relax and rejuvenate at Fisioterapista-Massagista Roatan, admire all the interesting features of Steel Pan Alley, and head outdoors with Sunyata Charters.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Roatan tour itinerary maker website.

Birmingham, USA to Roatan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Birmingham in June, Roatan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. You'll set off for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 22nd (Tue).

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Fortuna de San Carlos: El Castillo (Butterfly Conservatory & Arenal Eco Zoo). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos journey site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Roatan to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough 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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, examine the collection at Shark Museum, and explore the activities along Buraco do Galego.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Fernando de Noronha in 25 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly 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, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow 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, stroll through Praia do Cachadaco, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and don't miss a visit to Mini Royal Road.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paraty online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough 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: kick back and relax at Aventureiro, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grumixama Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Foz do Iguacu in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in July, things will get little chillier in Foz do Iguacu: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) 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: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and make a trip to Av. Corrientes.

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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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in July; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Maldonado side-trips: Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Cerro San Antonio, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Del Mar, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, stroll through Playa Solanas, and indulge your senses at The Wine Experience.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maldonado tour itinerary site.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then stroll through Laguna de los Tres, and then stroll through Laguna Torre. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip 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 up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from El Chalten to Santiago by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Traveling from El Chalten to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature