60 days in South America, Central America, Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

60 days in South America, Central America, Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

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60 days in South America, Central America, Mexico & Caribbean Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  15​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  7​h
7
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
8
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
13
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 45​min
15
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
16
Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
17
Georgetown, Guyana
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
18
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
19
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
20
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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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.
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Imperial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Pao de Acucar and Praia de Ipanema. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online driving holiday planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Appreciate the collections at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa and Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo day trip planning website .

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Museo Inka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Iglesia De Santo Domingo. Change things up with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Tipon.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip builder site .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Cusco by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, you will find days in Cusco are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Miraflores, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then explore the galleries of Galeria Indigo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica caral, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lima online travel planner .

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in January, you will find days in Lima are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica caral
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Guayasamin Museum. Let the collections at La Capilla Del Hombre and Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia) capture your imagination. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, look for all kinds of wild species at La Escondida Farm, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco).

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Quito journey planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Quito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lima in January; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Casa Museo Guayasamin ©
Casa Museo Guayasamin

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. Let the collections at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and Museo De La Universidad Del Rosario capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Bogota to La Calera to see Observatorio de Colibries about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Colombia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate, steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza, and take in the architecture and design of Whee Institute.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bogota trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Quito in January since evenings lows in Bogota dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Observatorio de Colibries
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Galeria Aymara and Maki-Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, cast your line with a fishing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take an in-depth tour of Maprae.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bogota to Puerto Ayora takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Bogota in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Ayora, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the views from Santa Elena Skywalk and then identify plant and animal life at Sustainability Demonstration Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Frog Pond.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Monteverde trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Monteverde. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sustainability Demonstration Center
Highlights from your plan
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary
Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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 Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo) and Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Proyecto Asis, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, and relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Butterfly Conservatory, Arenal Volcano, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo, then explore the world behind art at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): get impressive views of Masaya Volcano, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago, and then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Granada trip planner .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Masaya, Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago
Highlights from your plan
Apoyo
Apoyo
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa de Los Tres Mundos ©
Casa de Los Tres Mundos

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Palacio Nacional. Visit Iglesia de La Merced and Santo Tomas Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Museo Popol Vuh, & more) and Santa Catarina Palopo Church (in Santa Catarina Palopo). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural La Azotea, and explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Granada to Antigua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Antigua, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Santo Tomas Church, Santa Catarina Palopo Church
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas

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Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Get some cultural insight at Roatan Underwater Museum and Flamingo Cultural Center. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Pies Bonitos, deepen your understanding at Steel Pan Alley, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little French Key.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Roatan road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Antigua to Roatan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Antigua in February, with highs in Roatan at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belizean Arts and The Gallery of San Pedro. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Museum-lovers will appreciate MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Balam Art On Feathers. Visit Tulum Archaeological Site and Ek Balam for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Shark Diving, & more), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours and get in on the family fun at Xcaret Park.

Plan my trip to Playa del Carmen with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to Playa del Carmen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro to Playa del Carmen. Traveling from San Pedro in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Playa del Carmen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulum, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Baluarte de la Merced, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to Cartagena in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in February, expect Cartagena to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Scarborough.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

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Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is the largest city and capital of the Island of Tobago and the fifth-most-populous in Trinidad and Tobago. Take a break from Scarborough with a short trip to Little Tobago in Northeast Coast, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Buccoo Reef, kick back and relax at Pigeon Point Beach, take in the history at Fort King George, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Store Bay.

For photos and more tourist information, read Scarborough travel route builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cartagena to Scarborough. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time (COT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Tobago, Little Tobago, Corbin Local Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Buccoo Reef ©
Buccoo Reef
Fort King George ©
Fort King George
Little Tobago ©
Little Tobago

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Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vreed-En-Hoop Mosque, snap pictures at Kissing Bridge, examine the collection at Roy Geddes Steel Pan Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Pandama Retreat & Winery, pause for some photo ops at The Non Aligned Monumnet, examine the collection at Guyana National Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara, and finally get your game on at GT Motorsports.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Georgetown day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Scarborough to Georgetown with the Route module. February in Georgetown sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Independence Square ©
Independence Square
Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery

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Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Angel Falls. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Sapo, explore the striking landscape at Salto Kawi, and take in panoramic vistas at Mirador El Oso.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canaima National Park trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Georgetown to Canaima National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Georgetown to Canaima National Park is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Angel Falls ©
Angel Falls
Sapo ©
Sapo
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi

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Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Domaine Pascaud, explore the ancient world of Site archeologique Habitation Loyola, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sauveur Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, meet the residents at Zoo de Guyane, and then engage your brain at Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre).

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayenne day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canaima National Park to Cayenne. The time zone difference when traveling from Canaima National Park to Cayenne is 2 hours. February in Cayenne sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Cayenne

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Remire-Montjoly, Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre), Zoo de Guyane
Highlights from your plan
Site archeologique Habitation Loyola ©
St. Sauveur Cathedral ©
St. Sauveur Cathedral

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Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
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 Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and Saint Peter and Paul Basilica. You'll explore and learn at Numismatisch Museum and Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur. When in Paramaribo, make a side trip to see Neotropical Butterfly Park in Lelydorp, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tafelberg Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, get engrossed in the history at Het Koto Museum, and walk around Brownsberg Nature Park.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Paramaribo online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cayenne to Paramaribo. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tafelberg Nature Preserve, Neotropical Butterfly Park, Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
Highlights from your plan
Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve
Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica

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