60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 7 nights
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Iquitos, Peru
— 4 nights
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 8 nights
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Cali, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Barranquilla, Colombia
— 4 nights

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Lima, Peru

— 7 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Barranco.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lima travel planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Jorge Ch├ívez International Airport. August in Lima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Iquitos.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Iquitos, Peru

— 4 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amazon River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, take a stroll through Belen, and get to know the resident critters at Quistococha Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Iquitos trip maker site.

You can fly from Lima to Iquitos in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Lima in September, expect nights in Iquitos to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Guayaquil, Ecuador

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Las Penas, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda La Danesa, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil driving holiday planner.

Getting from Iquitos to Guayaquil by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Quito.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Quito, Ecuador

— 8 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.
Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Cuicocha (in Cotacachi), Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve (in Calacali) and Otavalo (El Lechero & Peguche Wasi). On the 23rd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Quito online tour planner.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Quito in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Guayaquil in September; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cali.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cali, Colombia

— 6 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Get out of town with these interesting Cali side-trips: Camino Real (in Barichara) and Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar (in Palmira). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, hike along Picoloro Ecoturismo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cali online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Quito to Cali by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Quito in September, expect Cali to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bogota, Colombia

— 6 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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Museo Arqueologico de Zipaquira, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Bolivar Square, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Santa Clara.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bogota route website.

You can fly from Cali to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cali in September, you will find days in Bogota are cooler (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Medellin, Colombia

— 6 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see Off-Road Tours, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Parque Explora.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bogota to Medellin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in October, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Panama City.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Panama City, Panama

— 6 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Summit Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Biomuseo, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Panama City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Medellin in October, expect Panama City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Cartagena, Colombia

— 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and admire the striking features of Las Bovedas.

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Fly from Panama City to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. October in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Barranquilla, Colombia

— 4 nights

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
When in Barranquilla, make a side trip to see Castillo de Salgar in Puerto Colombia, approximately Puerto Colombia away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Monumento Ventana Al Mundo, wander the streets of El Prado, get advice or help at Biblioteca Piloto del Caribe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina de Barranquilla.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barranquilla trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip