60 days in South America, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

60 days in South America, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

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Cayenne, French Guiana
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 3 nights
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Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 4 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 3 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
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Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
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Varadero, Cuba
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Cayenne, French Guiana

— 4 nights
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Get some historical perspective at Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura and St. Sauveur Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Remire-Montjoly Beach and Marshes of Caw. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayenne: Kourou (Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) & La Montagne des Singes) and Le Morpho (in Roura). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Place des Palmistes, buy something for everyone on your list at Centre Commercial Family Plaza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Michel, and hunt for treasures at Place Victor Schoelcher Market.

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Katowice, Poland to Cayenne is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Katowice to Cayenne. In February, Cayenne is much warmer than Katowice - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paramaribo, Suriname

— 4 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica and Fort Zeelandia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and Surinaamsch Rumhuis. Venture out of the city with trips to Lelydorp (Neotropical Butterfly Park & Pikin Sranan). Spend the 6th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Tafelberg Nature Preserve. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Historic Inner City of Paramaribo, don't miss a visit to Centrale Markt, get engrossed in the history at Het Koto Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Hermitage Mall.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paramaribo travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cayenne to Paramaribo. In February in Paramaribo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Georgetown, Guyana

— 3 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Essequibo River and Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara. For shopping fun, head to Stabroek Market or City Mall. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St. George's Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radha Krishna Mandir, and take in the views from Kissing Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Georgetown attractions planning website.

Getting from Paramaribo to Georgetown by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paramaribo to Georgetown is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Georgetown are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Margarita Island, Venezuela

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Caribbean

A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle and Catedral Nuestra Senora will appeal to history buffs. Fortín La Galera and Museo Marino de Margarita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa el Yaque, stop by Sambil Margarita, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Rosa, and head outdoors with Guacuco Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Margarita Island day trip planner.

Fly from Georgetown to Margarita Island in 7.5 hours. February in Margarita Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Bogota, Colombia

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), wander the streets of Zona G Bogota, and then stroll around Parque de Usaquen. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Parque 93, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, and then identify plant and animal life at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planning app.

Fly from Margarita Island to Bogota in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Margarita Island to Bogota is minus 1 hour. In February, Bogota is colder than Margarita Island - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums

Cuenca, Ecuador

— 5 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Let the collections at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP and Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral and Homero Ortega. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, admire the masterpieces at Prohibido Centro Cultural, and take in the exciting artwork at Eduardo Vega Galeria Taller.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cuenca tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bogota to Cuenca takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in February, Cuenca is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Quito, Ecuador

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica del Voto Nacional and Museo Casa del Alabado. Shop till you drop at Otavalo Market and Galeria Ecuador. Change things up with these side-trips from Quito: Playa de San Clemente (in San Clemente), Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta) and Mercado 24 de Mayo (in Otavalo). Saddle up on the 29th (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, look for gifts at Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and pause for some photo ops at La Virgen del Panecillo.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quito trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Cuenca to Quito in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Quito sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Quito

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Medellin, Colombia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial, then browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Santafé, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Medellin.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Medellin planning app.

Getting from Quito to Medellin by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in March, expect nights in Medellin to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Childrens Museums

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.
Visit Walled City of Cartagena and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Choco Museo and Museo Naval Del Caribe. Change things up with these side-trips from Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, stop by Cafeto Cafe y Regalos, and view the masterpieces at NH Galeria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip builder.

You can fly from Medellin to Cartagena in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Medellin in March; daily highs in Cartagena reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Cartagena

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bocas Town, Panama

— 3 nights
The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wizard Beach. Get in touch with nature at Polo Beach and Red Frog Beach. Step out of Bocas Town to go to Bluff Beach and see Playa Bluff, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Up In The Hill and explore the world behind art at Plastic Bottle Village.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bocas Town attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Cartagena to Bocas Town in 11 hours. Traveling from Cartagena in March, expect nights in Bocas Town to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Panama City, Panama

— 5 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Let the collections at Biomuseo and Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Playa Ejecutiva and Panama Rainforest Discovery Center. Step out of Panama City with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Gamboa--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Avenida Balboa, buy something for everyone on your list at Albrook Mall, visit Casco Viejo, and hunt for treasures at Mercado de Mariscos.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip builder site.

Fly from Bocas Town to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bocas Town in March, expect nights in Panama City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Panama City

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Havana, Cuba

— 5 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playas de Este and Vedado. Malecón of Havana and Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Havana: Playa de Jibacoa (in Santa Cruz del Norte) and Las Terrazas Complex (in Las Terrazas). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), immerse yourself in nature at Parque Guayasamin, and look for gifts at Almacenes San Jose.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana driving holiday planner.

Fly from Panama City to Havana in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City in March, things will get slightly colder in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varadero, Cuba

— 6 nights
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Rum and Taller de Ceramica Artistica. Get some historical perspective at Cueva de Ambrosio and Catedral de San Carlos Borromeo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varadero: Playa Larga (Criadero De Cocodrilos & Playa Larga) and Matanzas (Lolo Galeria-Taller, Parque de la Libertad, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, examine the collection at Museo Municipal Varadero, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Varadero trip itinerary app.

Drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

French Guiana travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Wildlife Areas · Islands
The only part of South America still governed by an overseas country, the tropical, rainforest-covered French Guiana is the second largest region of France. The department was used by France as a penal colony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several islands that you can visit today used as prisons where inmates were forced to catch butterflies. On a trip to French Guiana, you can witness different ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, as well a mix of cultures influenced by French colonization and a large immigrant population.

Suriname travel guide

3.7
Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.

Guyana travel guide

3.5
Architectural Buildings · Gardens · Waterfalls
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.

Venezuela travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

Panama travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Shopping Malls
With a lively banking sector and a booming tourism industry, Panama remains one of the most powerful nations in the Americas, though it's also one of the smallest by land area. The country boasts coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, so it's not surprising most Panama holidays include some form of seaside entertainment. With outstanding beaches all over the country, it's easy to find an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, sail, or simply kick back on the sand with a few cold drinks. The country's best-known landmark and one of the world's most significant shipping routes, Panama Canal tops most tourist itineraries--many choose to see this engineering wonder by traveling the length of it by train.

Cuba travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.