60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Shuttle to San José, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly to Atlanta, Bus to Birmingham

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Roatan, Honduras

— 8 nights
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: see some colorful creatures with Bananarama Dive Center, head outdoors with Sunyata Charters, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll through West Bay Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan trip itinerary planner.

Birmingham, USA to Roatan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Birmingham in January: high temperatures in Roatan hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Fortuna de San Carlos: El Castillo (Butterfly Conservatory & Arenal Eco Zoo). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the activities along Lake Arenal, and get impressive views of Arenal Volcano.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Roatan to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and see the interesting displays at Shark Museum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha vacation builder app.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Fernando de Noronha by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 24 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Paraty, Brazil

— 6 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, stroll through Meio Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lula Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paraty day trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Caxadaco Beach, stroll through Abraaozinho Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande online travel route planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu vacation builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Foz do Iguacu takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 nights

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires holiday website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February, plan for little chillier days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maldonado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Maldonado, Uruguay

— 5 nights
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Explore Maldonado's surroundings by going to Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Cerro San Antonio, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, and kick back and relax at Playa Brava.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Maldonado trip maker app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Maldonado in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and car. February in Maldonado sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maldonado to El Chalten in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 4 nights

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago online tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Santiago in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Chalten to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature