60 days in South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Tulum, Mexico
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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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Baia do Sancho, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha holiday planning tool.

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Fernando de Noronha are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Aquamarina Mergulho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Abraaozinho Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, then get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, Sao Paulo is a bit cooler than Ilha Grande - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de la Recoleta, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires tour builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Buenos Aires is little chillier than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 5 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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip builder app.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip site.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna and then relax and rejuvenate at Centro de Masajes Samay.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island, Colombia — 6 nights

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Caribe Extremo, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Bolivar, kick back and relax at Dream Island Spa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island trip maker site.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to San Andres Island in 13 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Guatemala City.
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Guatemala City, Guatemala — 4 nights

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Get out of town with these interesting Guatemala City side-trips: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, Volcan de Agua, &more). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, contemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional, examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Merced.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Guatemala City trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Andres Island to Guatemala City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Andres Island to Guatemala City. Traveling from San Andres Island in July, things will get slightly colder in Guatemala City: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.
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Mexico City, Mexico — 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan.

You can plan Mexico City trip in no time by asking Klarna Trips to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Guatemala City in July, Mexico City is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tulum.
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Tulum, Mexico — 7 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza), Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, admire the masterpieces at Mystika Immersive, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum attractions planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Tulum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Tulum is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect Tulum to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.
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Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.
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Mexico travel guide

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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.
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