46 days in South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

46 days in South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
Bus
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
Fly
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calama, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Fly to La Paz, Bus to San Pablo de Tiquina, Ferry to San Pedro de Tiquina
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Bus to Juliaca, Fly to Cuzco
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Fly
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Cartagena, Colombia
Drive
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Tayrona National Park, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive
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Taganga, Colombia
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Drive to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, Fly to Tocumen International Airport, Drive to San Blas Islands
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San Blas Islands, Panama
— 2 nights
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 1 night
Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Drive to Chachagua
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Chachagua, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Utila, Honduras
— 2 nights
Ferry to Roatan, Fly to Guatemala City
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 day
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Santa Elena, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 day
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Ferry to San Pedro, Ferry to Chetumal, Fly to Cancun
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Copacabana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, then catch a live performance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online road trip planner.

Cancun, Mexico to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Rio de Janeiro is 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 2 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aventureiro, and then kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, then explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, then kick back and relax at Praia do Amor, and finally kick back and relax at Maguariquecaba Beach.

Plan my trip to Ilha Grande with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In October in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Florianopolis, Brazil

— 2 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Campeche, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, then enjoy the sand and surf at Joaquina Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florianopolis route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Florianopolis takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. While traveling from Ilha Grande, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Florianopolis, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

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.
Plan my trip to Foz do Iguacu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, then take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires tour itinerary maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 nights
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in October: highs in El Calafate hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 2 nights
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento de la Mano, and finally stop by Etnia Patagonia. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Muelle Historico, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from El Calafate in October: highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perito Moreno National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

Find out how to plan Los Glaciares National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Los Glaciares National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are little chillier (1°C). On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

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.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago is minus 1 hour. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Mendoza, Argentina

— 2 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque General San Martin, then take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mendoza vacation planning tool.

Fly from Santiago to Mendoza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Mendoza. In October in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 2 nights
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Fly from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Mendoza in October, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calama.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Calama, Chile

— 3 nights
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to Mina de Chuquicamata, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Plaza Calama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Juan Bautista, then don't miss a visit to Parque para la Preservacion de la Memoria Historica, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu.

Plan my trip to Calama with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Calama

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 1 night
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Uyuni attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Calama to Uyuni. Traveling from Calama in October, expect nights in Uyuni to be a bit warmer, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Copacabana, Bolivia

— 2 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then trek along Isla del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Copacabana holiday planner.

Getting from Uyuni to Copacabana by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
On the 30th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and then contemplate the long history of Qorikancha. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Quechua and then admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Copacabana to Cusco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copacabana to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu sightseeing app.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

Cartagena, Colombia

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.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cartagena online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cartagena by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tayrona National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Tayrona National Park, Colombia

— 1 night
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Taganga.

Things to do in Tayrona National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Taganga, Colombia

Known as a nightlife and scuba diving spot, Taganga became a major destination for backpackers and weekend revelers about a decade ago.
For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taganga road trip tool.

You can drive from Tayrona National Park to Taganga in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Taganga can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for San Blas Islands on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Taganga

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nightlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

San Blas Islands, Panama

— 2 nights
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
On the 3rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Perro. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla Pelicano.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Blas Islands day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taganga to San Blas Islands. In November in San Blas Islands, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Bocas Town, Panama

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago, see the interesting displays at Plastic Bottle Village, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Blas Islands to Bocas Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from San Blas Islands in November, expect nights in Bocas Town to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chachagua.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Chachagua, Costa Rica

— 1 night
On the 6th (Fri), get impressive views of Arenal Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Parque Aventura San Luis and then experience rural life at Finca Luna Nueva.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chachagua trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bocas Town to Chachagua. The time zone difference when traveling from Bocas Town to Chachagua is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Utila.

Things to do in Chachagua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

Utila, Honduras

— 2 nights
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Iguana Research & Breeding Station and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bando Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays Diving.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Utila road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chachagua to Utila. November in Utila sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Utila

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Antigua, Guatemala

— 1 day
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Ileana Sotela Accesorios and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Utila to Antigua in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Utila in November, expect Antigua to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Elena.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Santa Elena, Guatemala

— 1 night
On the 12th (Thu), Head underground at Actún Can.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Elena journey planner.

Fly from Antigua to Santa Elena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in November, expect Santa Elena to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Santa Elena

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Caye Caulker, Belize

— 1 day
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker and then see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Elena to Caye Caulker takes 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Cancun, Mexico

— 2 nights
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Plan a Cancun trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Caye Caulker to Cancun takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In November in Cancun, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.

Bocas del Toro Province travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Outdoor Activities
Bocas del Toro is a province of Panama. Its area is 4,643.9 square kilometers, comprising the mainland and nine main islands. The province consists of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Bahía Almirante (Almirante Bay), Chiriquí Lagoon, and adjacent mainland. The capital is the city of Bocas del Toro (or Bocas Town) on Isla Colón (Colón Island). Other major cities or towns include Almirante and Changuinola. The province has a population of 125,461 as of 2010.Christopher Columbus and his crew first visited the area in 1502. Bocas del Toro borders the Caribbean Sea to the north, Limón Province of Costa Rica to the west, Chiriquí Province to the south, and Ngöbe-Buglé Comarca to the east. The Río Sixaola forms part of the border with Costa Rica. An old railroad bridge spans the river between Guabito and Sixaola, Costa Rica. The bridge is a border crossing used by tourists going between destinations in Bocas del Toro and Costa Rica.

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Arenal Volcano National Park travel guide

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Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing
Plan a tour of Arenal Volcano National Park to get in touch with nature, enjoy scenic views, and admire the majestic volcano up close. The park, established in 1991, protects a variety of ecosystems and wildlife. You can choose from four hiking trails, taking you across the rainforest and lava fields. Enjoy scenic lookout points, see a staggering variety of birds and plants, or climb the dormant Mount Chato on your trip to Arenal Volcano National Park.

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.