60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

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Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
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Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 5 nights
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 3 nights

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©

La Gran Sultana

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Granada day trip planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Granada is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Volcano
Masaya Volcano
4.5
Water Body
Apoyo
4.6

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nights

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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Granada to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.7

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San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Cartago (Jardin Botanico Lankester & Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Toucan Rescue Ranch, get impressive views of Irazu Volcano National Park, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Jose travel itinerary planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose by shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Volcano
Poas Volcano
4.1

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panama City: Portobelo (Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Fort San Lorenzo (in Colon) and Iglesia de San Pedro (in Isla Taboga). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Panama Canal, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soberania National Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Mariscos, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Panama City online trip builder.

Fly from San Jose to Panama City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in October, expect Panama City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Must see
Panama Canal
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Historic Walking Area
Casco Viejo
4.4

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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Cartagena takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

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Bogota, Colombia

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.
Step out of Bogota to go to Zipaquira and see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), catch some excitement at Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

Before you visit Bogota, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cartagena to Bogota by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cartagena in November, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Bogota

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Must see
Food Tours
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Specialty Museum
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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Mountain
Monserrate
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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quito: Pichincha (in Puerto Quito), Volcan Cayambe (in Cayambe) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). Spend the 10th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, get in on the family fun at Nayon Xtreme Valley, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Quito trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Quito takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Quito, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Quito

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

City of the Kings

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lima driving holiday planner.

Getting from Quito to Lima by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
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History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

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.
Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Pisac (in Pisac) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip maker.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
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Religious Site
Qorikancha
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Architectural Building
Centro Historico De Cusco
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Paulo: National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida) and Valenbier Microcervejaria (in Extrema). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue, and examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum.

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

You can fly from Cusco to Sao Paulo in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cusco in November; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Parque Ibirapuera
4.7
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Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
4.5

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning website.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in November, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park, take a stroll through Flamingo Cultural Center, play a few rounds at The Black Pearl Golf Course, and examine the collection at Roatan Underwater Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan trip maker website.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Roatan by flight takes about 17 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Roatan, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Roatan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Roatan Underwater Museum
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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Get out of town with these interesting San Salvador side-trips: Lago Suchitlán (in Suchitoto) and El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Salvador holiday site.

Getting from Roatan to San Salvador by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Roatan in December, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in San Salvador. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Copan Ruinas is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas, steep yourself in history at Mayan Ball Court, relax in the rural setting at Finca el Cisne, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arqueologia.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Copan Ruinas trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Salvador to Copan Ruinas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Salvador in December, expect nights in Copan Ruinas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites · Museums
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Historic Site
Mayan Ball Court
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World heritage site
Copan Ruinas
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Sculpture Museum
4.5

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