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

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

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San Francisco, United States
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Wine Tours & Tastings and de Young Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, hike along Lands End, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to San Francisco is minus 20 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Alcatraz Island
4.7

5
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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. The LINQ Promenade and Counts Kustoms are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite), Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin) and Historic Route 66 Museum (in Kingman). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston, shop like a local with The Strip, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago Riverwalk and Garfield Park Conservatory will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Lakefront Trail and Grant Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through Lincoln Park, stop by The Loop, and admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

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Biking Trail
Lakefront Trail
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Chicago Riverwalk
4.7
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Neighborhood
The Magnificent Mile
4.4

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New York City, United States

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), examine the collection at New York Public Library, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through SoHo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in New York City, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Central Park
4.8

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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 off the beaten path and head to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town. Get a sense of the local culture at Smithsonian Institution Building and National Gallery of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Georgetown, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Old Town
4.7

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Orlando, United States

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Get some cultural insight at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. Step out of the city life by going to Beach at Daytona Beach and Circle B Bar Reserve. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kissimmee) and Marine Science Center (in Ponce Inlet). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, make a trip to Cinderella Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Tupperware Confidence Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Orlando journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Little French Key and Blue Island Divers. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Bay Beach and Zipline. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Grand Roatan Beach Club, and take in panoramic vistas at El Faro.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Roatan trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Roatan in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in April since evenings lows in Roatan dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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West Bay Beach
4.5
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Little French Key
4.4

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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.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, and finally steep yourself in history at Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at La Piskucha, look for all kinds of wild species at Volcan San Salvador, and then explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Salvador journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Salvador takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Salvador when traveling from Roatan in May, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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World heritage site
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
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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.
Visiting Tabacon Hot Springs and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bogarin Trail and Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Fortuna de San Carlos: Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo) and Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen). And it doesn't end there: hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, ride a horse along Arenal Wilberth Stables, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Salvador to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

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Tabacon Hot Springs
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Casco Viejo and Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bahai Temple and El Arco Chato. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Soberania National Park, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Merced, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Historic Walking Area
Casco Viejo
4.4
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National Park
Soberania National Park
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Religious Site
Bahai Temple
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pedra do Arpoador and Parque Lage. Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra and Sao Luis Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pedra do Elefante (in Marica) and Niteroi (Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca & Costao de Itacoatiara). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Morro Dois Irmaos, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City to Rio de Janeiro in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Rio de Janeiro is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Panama City in May: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Side Trips

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Copacabana Beach
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Pedra do Arpoador
4.7
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Praia de Ipanema
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): go for a walk through Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco and then delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Estadual da Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary app.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Calle Defensa and Horseback Riding Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Basilica de Lujan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar), Delta El Tigre (in Tigre) and Playa La Balandra (in Berisso). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, get a taste of the local shopping with Recoleta, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in May, with highs in Buenos Aires at 20°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Side Trips

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Santiago, Chile

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vina Undurraga and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and San Francisco Church. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Bodegas RE in Casablanca, approximately Casablanca away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, wander the streets of Barrio Italia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i, and don't miss a visit to Grand Santiago Tower.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Food Tours
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Winery / Vineyard
Vina Undurraga
4.6

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