60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

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1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
4
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
5
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
6
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
8
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 1 night
9
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
10
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
12
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
13
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
14
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights

5
nights
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano, and walk around Bogarin Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

4
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Chino Beach, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

Make your Puerto Baquerizo Moreno itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

5
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Los Tuneles, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island

6
nights
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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

3
nights
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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lima trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Lima by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly. In July, Lima is a bit cooler than Puerto Ayora - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

5
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Maras to see Salinas de Maras about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and trek along exploor.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cusco driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Lima in July since evenings lows in Cusco dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku, make a trip to Mi Teleferico, have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Paz trip maker tool.

You can fly from Cusco to La Paz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to La Paz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cusco in July, expect La Paz to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Nature Parks
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WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz ©
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
On the 4th (Tue), take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto and then walk around Noel Kempff Mercado National Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from La Paz in August: high temperatures in Santa Cruz hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature Parks Shopping
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Noel Kempff Mercado National Park ©
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto ©
Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at San Cristóbal Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, examine the collection at La Chascona, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago online tour builder.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
nights
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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, walk around Jardin Tau Kiani Rapa Nui, explore and take pictures at Rano Raraku, and get impressive views of Rano Kau.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. August in Hanga Roa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Anakena ©
Anakena
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau

4
nights
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, take a stroll through Palermo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Buenos Aires in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hanga Roa in August, with highs in Buenos Aires at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

Plan my trip to Iguazu National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

5
nights
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.
Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Imperial Museum in Petropolis--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Rio de Janeiro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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