15 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

15 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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1
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
2
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 1 night
3
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
5
Iquitos, Peru
— 2 nights
6
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
7
Liberia, Costa Rica
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francisco Church.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santiago online trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Santiago is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Santiago is 4 hours. You will leave for Hanga Roa on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites
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Templo Baha'i ©
Templo Baha'i
San Francisco Church ©
San Francisco Church

1
night
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau, delve into the distant past at Ahu Vinapu, examine the collection at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, explore the ancient world of Hanga Kioe, thendelve into the distant past at Ahu Vaihu, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Isla de Pascua.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanga Roa online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa. In August, daily temperatures in Hanga Roa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Ahu Vinapu
Ahu Vinapu
Ahu Nau Nau ©
Ahu Nau Nau

1
night
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Nacional, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Interactivo Mirador.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago holiday builder.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Santiago by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador
Museo Historico Nacional ©
Museo Historico Nacional

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, thenlook for gifts at Artesanias, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu day trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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nights
Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge - Day Tours as well as Belen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures and Iglesia San Juan Bautista. Take a break from the city and head to Iguana Lodge & Camp and Tapiche Reserve. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Historic Boats.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Iquitos online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Iquitos takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Iquitos are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Iguana Lodge & Camp
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Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures ©
Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures
Tapiche Reserve ©
Tapiche Reserve
Belen ©
Belen

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night
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Blue Adventures Panama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Merced, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and finally take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City travel route planner.

You can fly from Iquitos to Panama City in 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Panama City when traveling from Iquitos in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Liberia.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

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nights
Liberia, Costa Rica

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
On the 14th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Hidden Garden Art Gallery, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of La Ermita La Agonia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then look for gifts at Souvenirs La gran Nicoya.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Liberia journey planner.

You can drive from Panama City to Liberia in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Hidden Garden Art Gallery ©
Hidden Garden Art Gallery

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