32 days in Central America, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

32 days in Central America, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
— 2 nights
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East End, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
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West Bay, Cayman Islands
— 2 nights
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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: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning website.

Denver, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
Arenal Volcano
Volcano
Arenal Volcano
3.5

1
night
Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 20th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip maker site.

You can fly from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Machu Picchu in 18 hours. Traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Machu Picchu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Intipuncu ©
Lookout
Intipuncu
4.7
Mandor ©
Garden
Mandor
4.4

3
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro in 13.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. July in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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2
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and stroll through Praia do Sueste.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Baia do Sancho ©
Must see
Baia do Sancho
4.9
Baia dos Porcos ©
Must see
Baia dos Porcos
4.9

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

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 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, take a stroll through Jardins District, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo day trip planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Sao Paulo: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Paulista Avenue ©
Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
4.5

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Iguazu Falls ©
Must see
Iguazu Falls
4.9
Iguazu Falls ©
Waterfall
Iguazu Falls
4.9

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Valle Nevado to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip builder website.

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palm - Eagle Beach.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

A long stretch of powdery white sand and aquamarine waters, Palm - Eagle Beach remains one of Aruba's most visited vacation spots.
Palm - Eagle Beach is known for beaches, adventure, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Eagle Beach, look for gifts at Kay's Fine Jewelry, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arikok National Park, and visit a coastal fixture at California Lighthouse.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palm - Eagle Beach route maker site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Palm - Eagle Beach in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in August, with highs in Palm - Eagle Beach at 92°F and lows at 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to East End.

Things to do in Palm - Eagle Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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Eagle Beach ©
Beach
Eagle Beach
4.8
Palm Beach ©
Beach
Palm Beach
4.5

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East End, U.S. Virgin Islands

St.
On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Main Street, then get to know the resident critters at Coral World Ocean Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trunk Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Coki Point Beach, stroll through Magens Bay, and then don't miss a visit to St. Thomas Synagogue.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read East End online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Palm - Eagle Beach to East End in 10.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in East End are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to West Bay.

Things to do in East End

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Magens Bay ©
Beach
Magens Bay
4.4

2
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West Bay, Cayman Islands

West Bay is known for wildlife, theme parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Stingray City Grand Cayman, explore the activities along Devil's Grotto, take a memorable tour with Tours, and laugh and play at Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read West Bay attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from East End to West Bay takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from East End to West Bay. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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