60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 1 night
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Boquete, Panama
— 4 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 1 night
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Leon, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 4 nights

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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
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.
When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cartagena trip builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Cartagena is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in September, with highs in Cartagena at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along medellin 2000m DESCENT, and explore the activities along Laguna de Guatape.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medellin trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cartagena in September: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Envigado
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

5
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Bogota, Colombia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, catch some excitement at Whee Institute - Learn Spanish in Bogota, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bogota trip builder.

Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Medellin in September: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
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Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

6
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
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: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, and kick back and relax at Bahia del Cove.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Bogota in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Andres Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Rocky Cay ©
Rocky Cay
Hoyo Soplador ©
Hoyo Soplador

6
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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Explore Panama City's surroundings by going to Portobelo (Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion (in Gamboa) and Iglesia de San Pedro (in Isla Taboga). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, get to know the resident critters at Punta Culebra Nature Center, explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, and explore the striking landscape of Soberania National Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City road trip planner.

Getting from San Andres Island to Panama City by flight takes about 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Panama City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Portobelo, Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion, Gatun Locks, Iglesia de San Pedro
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park

1
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Bocas Town, Panama

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun and explore at Plastic Bottle Village, and then kick back and relax at Boca del Drago.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bocas Town online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Bocas Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Panama City in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bocas Town, with lows around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Boquete.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plastic Bottle Village ©
Plastic Bottle Village
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

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Boquete, Panama

Boquete ©
Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
When in Boquete, make a side trip to see Finca Dracula in Cerro Punta, approximately Cerro Punta away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Baru National Park, head outdoors with Finca Lerida Activities, trek along Eco Horqueta, and stroll through Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Boquete trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Bocas Town to Boquete in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Finca Dracula
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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail) ©
Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Boquete Bees ©
Boquete Bees

4
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Mirador de Jaco, Zipline, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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You can drive from Boquete to Manuel Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boquete to Manuel Antonio is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

6
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
When in La Fortuna de San Carlos, make a side trip to see Poas Volcano in Poas Volcano National Park, approximately Poas Volcano National Park away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, and get outside with El Salto.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Poas Volcano, Finca Luna Nueva
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River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

5
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Step out of Monteverde with an excursion to Piedra de Fuego in Esparza--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour, look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monteverde road trip planning tool.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Piedra de Fuego
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

5
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Playa Nacascolo (in Gulf of Papagayo), Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands & Four Seasons Golf Club) and Garra de Leon Golf Course (in Playa Conchal). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, tee off at TurfSafari, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tamarindo online road trip planner.

Getting from Monteverde to Tamarindo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Playa Nacascolo, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur ©
Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get your game on at Surf Ranch Skateboard Park, then kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, and then make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur road trip tool.

Drive from Tamarindo to San Juan del Sur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. October in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia

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Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Go for a jaunt from Leon to Las Penitas to see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, stop by Catedral de la Asunción, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Leon online visit planner.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Leon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Leon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Off-Road Tours

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Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo), Masaya Volcano (in Masaya) and Santiago of Managua Cathedral (in Managua). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, explore the world behind art at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, and contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Granada visit planner.

Traveling by car from Leon to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Masaya, Santiago of Managua Cathedral
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco ©

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