60 days in South America & Tikal National Park Itinerary

60 days in South America & Tikal National Park Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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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
— 6 nights
Fly to Comodoro Rivadavia, Bus to Perito Moreno
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 1 night
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Bus to Balmaceda, Foot to Balmaceda, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Fly to Pisco, Taxi to Paracas, Bus to Nazca
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Nazca, Peru
— 1 night
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Ica, Peru
— 1 night
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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to Cartagena
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly to Mundo Maya International Airport, Drive to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport

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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, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, see the interesting displays at Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Buraco da Raquel.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary website.

Dublin, Ireland to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Fernando de Noronha to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, hike along Pedra da Gavea, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, Rio de Janeiro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, plan for little chillier nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires day trip planner.

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in November: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:

Perito Moreno, Argentina

— 1 night
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Perito Moreno travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Perito Moreno takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in November, with highs in Perito Moreno at 20°C and lows at 7°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santiago.

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

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: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santiago online vacation maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Perito Moreno to Santiago in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Perito Moreno to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Plaza Arce, learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and finally examine the collection at Train Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a world frozen in time at Pueblo Pulacayo and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Uyuni vacation planner.

Getting from Santiago to Uyuni by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

La Paz, Bolivia

— 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, then don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Uyuni to La Paz by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in November, expect nights in La Paz to be slightly colder, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Puerto Maldonado, Peru

— 2 nights
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Inkaterra Ecological Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Sanctuary, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Monkey Island. On the next day, explore the activities along Tambopata River and then explore the activities along Lago Sandoval.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Maldonado route builder site.

Explore your travel options from La Paz to Puerto Maldonado with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Maldonado due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from La Paz in November; daily highs in Puerto Maldonado reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Cusco, Peru

— 5 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cusco online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in November, expect nights in Cusco to be much colder, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nazca.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Nazca, Peru

— 1 night
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
On the 30th (Tue), make a trip to Nasca Lines, then look and learn at Planetario Maria Reiche, and then delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazca online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Cusco to Nazca takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Ica.

Things to do in Nazca

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Ica, Peru

— 1 night
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Senor de Luren, learn about winemaking at Tacama, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ica online trip builder.

Drive from Nazca to Ica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lima.

Things to do in Ica

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

Lima, Peru

— 4 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, look for gifts at Mercado nro 1 de Surquillo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lima travel site.

Drive from Ica to Lima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Lima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Quito, Ecuador

— 3 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Go for a jaunt from Quito to Puerto Quito to see Pichincha about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, and admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Quito day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Quito takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lima in December since evenings lows in Quito dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 6 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: race across the water with a speed boat tour, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Quito to Puerto Ayora takes 9.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quito in December: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around 32°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cartagena.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 14:

Cartagena, Colombia

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then look for gifts at Dantas Store.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena planner.

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cartagena in 12 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in December, you will find days in Cartagena are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Medellin, Colombia

— 4 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.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, engage your brain at Museo del Agua EPM, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Pablo Escobar.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin online route builder.

Getting from Cartagena to Medellin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cartagena in December, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Medellin to Tikal National Park. Traveling from Medellin to Tikal National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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