60 days in South America, Central America & North America Itinerary

60 days in South America, Central America & North America Itinerary

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60 days in South America, Central America & North America Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  8​h
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
9
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
12
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
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, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In June in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then stroll around Ibirapuera Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR and then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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 nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and wander the streets of Palermo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires vacation maker site .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, things will get a bit cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around 18°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Ski Portillo in Portillo--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santiago travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Ski Portillo Just For The Day, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, wander the streets of San Blas, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park and then don't miss a visit to Panama Canal. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo and then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Panama City holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Panama City takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Cusco in July, expect nights in Panama City to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with Salto, and trek along Bogarin Trail.

Plan my day in La Fortuna de San Carlos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Panama City to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Panama City to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

1
night
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, then see the interesting displays at Monsignor Romero Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, look for gifts at Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de El Salvador.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Salvador tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Salvador in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in San Salvador are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Salvador

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from San Salvador to San Francisco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Salvador in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

Make your Chicago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are much colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Discovery Cove, and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Orlando trip website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Orlando sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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