58 days in Caribbean, South America & Central America Itinerary

58 days in Caribbean, South America & Central America Itinerary

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St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
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Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
— 3 nights
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 3 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 3 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Quepos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Liberia, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
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Margarita Island, Venezuela
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, St John's represents the commercial and touristic center of the twin-island country.
Get out of town with these interesting St. John's side-trips: English Harbour (Nelson's Dockyard & Shirley Heights) and Barbuda (Frigate Bird Sanctuary & Coco Point). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dickenson Bay, kick back and relax at Darkwood Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Betty's Hope.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. John's trip maker tool.

London, UK to St. John's is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to St. John's due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in St. John's hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Scarborough.

Things to do in St. John's

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

— 3 nights
Scarborough is the largest city and capital of the Island of Tobago and the fifth-most-populous in Trinidad and Tobago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pigeon Point Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Argyle Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Scarborough day trip planning app.

Getting from St. John's to Scarborough by flight takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port of Spain.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

— 3 nights
Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Port of Spain is known for beaches, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Asa Wright Nature Centre, kick back and relax at Maracas Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Caroni Swamp, and get to know the resident critters at Emperor Valley Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port of Spain trip planner.

You can fly from Scarborough to Port of Spain in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Port of Spain can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Port of Spain

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paramaribo, Suriname

— 4 nights

Wooden City

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.
Spend the 14th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Tafelberg Nature Preserve. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, make a trip to Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard), ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace, and walk around Palmentuin.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paramaribo trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Port of Spain to Paramaribo with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Port of Spain to Paramaribo is 1 hour. In November in Paramaribo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Georgetown.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Georgetown, Guyana

— 3 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, snap pictures at Demerara Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Promenade Gardens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Stabroek Market.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Georgetown trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paramaribo to Georgetown takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paramaribo to Georgetown is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paramaribo in November, you will find days in Georgetown are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Panama City.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Panama City, Panama

— 2 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Panama City online itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Georgetown to Panama City. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Georgetown to Panama City due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Bocas Town, Panama

— 3 nights
The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
When in Bocas Town, make a side trip to see Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach, approximately Bluff Beach away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach, walk around Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, and stroll through Dolphin Bay Preserve.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bocas Town trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City to Bocas Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Panama City in November, plan for slightly colder days in Bocas Town, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Jose, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano, then take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Jose tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bocas Town to San Jose is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bocas Town in November since evenings lows in San Jose dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Quepos.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Quepos, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Quepos: Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical) and Uvita (Parque Nacional Marino Ballena & Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and stroll around Manuel Antonio National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Quepos trip planner.

Traveling by bus from San Jose to Quepos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Liberia.

Things to do in Quepos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Liberia, Costa Rica

— 3 nights

White City

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rincon de La Vieja National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, and then stroll through Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Liberia journey planner.

You can drive from Quepos to Liberia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Panama City.

Things to do in Liberia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City, Panama

— 2 nights

Dubai of Latin America

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City day trip app.

You can drive from Liberia to Panama City in 13 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Liberia in December, Panama City is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 3 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Johnny Cay, Head underground at Morgan's Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island itinerary planner.

You can fly from Panama City to San Andres Island in 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Cartagena, Colombia

— 3 nights

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo, and make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena journey maker.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In December in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites

Medellin, Colombia

— 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Medellin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Medellin is little chillier than Cartagena - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Bogota, Colombia

— 3 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Catedral Primada, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally make a trip to Monserrate.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota tour planner.

Getting from Medellin to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in December, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Margarita Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Margarita Island, Venezuela

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Caribbean

A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Laguna de la Restinga, kick back and relax at Playa el Yaque, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortín La Galera.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Margarita Island online trip itinerary maker.

Travel from Bogota to Margarita Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Venezuela Time is 1 hour. In December, Margarita Island is warmer than Bogota - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Caracas, Venezuela

— 2 nights

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Caracas online visit planner.

You can fly from Margarita Island to Caracas in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

— 3 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales, explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco, and explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santo Domingo vacation builder website.

You can fly from Caracas to Santo Domingo in 5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

— 2 nights
Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers.
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres and then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata holiday planner.

You can travel from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 3 nights
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Catalina Island). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bavaro Beach, find something for the whole family at Manati Park Bavaro, enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana visit planning website.

Travel from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. December in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip