33 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

33 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

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33 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly + bus:  28​h
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
bus + Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+4
taxi + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Sydney, Australia

2
days
Belize City, Belize

Belize City is the largest city in the Central American country of Belize and was once the capital of the former British Honduras. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Belize Zoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Community Baboon Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then look for gifts at Diamonds International.

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Sydney, Australia to Belize City is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Belize City. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get much hotter in Belize City: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

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The Belize Zoo, Community Baboon Sanctuary
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The Belize Zoo
Community Baboon Sanctuary
Zipline

2
days
San Salvador, El Salvador

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Futura, then see the interesting displays at Centro Monsenor Romero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional El Boqueron.

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You can do a combination of flight, car, and bus from Belize City to San Salvador in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Salvador when traveling from Belize City in July, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tegucigalpa.

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Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Iglesia El Rosario
Plaza Futura

2
days
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tegucigalpa, commonly referred to as Tegus, is the capital of Honduras and seat of government of the Republic, along with its twin sister Comayagüela.Claimed on September 29, 1578 by the Spaniards, Tegucigalpa became the country's capital on October 30, 1880 under President Marco Aurelio Soto. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional La Tigra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Parque Central, see the interesting displays at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, and then stroll through El Picacho.

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You can drive from San Salvador to Tegucigalpa in 6 hours. July in Tegucigalpa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Parque Nacional La Tigra
El Picacho
Museo para la Identidad Nacional

4
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Spend the 28th (Fri) among the fascinating landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tegucigalpa to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

2
days
Panama City, Panama

Panama City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) and then make a trip to Panama Canal. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and then snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Panama City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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Panama Canal
Casco Viejo

5
days
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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, parks, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, stroll through Leblon Beach, and explore and take pictures at Maracanã.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary creator.

Explore your travel options from Panama City to Rio de Janeiro with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Rio de Janeiro is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Panama City in August, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Sightseeing
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Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Praia de Ipanema

2
days
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park, and then wander the streets of Liberdade. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo itinerary builder.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sao Paulo, with lows of 15°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Sightseeing Shopping Museums
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Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo
Ibirapuera Park

4
days
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 sightseeing, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with highs in Buenos Aires at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Sightseeing Neighborhoods Shopping
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Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero

5
days
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Venture out of the city with trips to Concha y Toro vineyard (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santiago sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santiago, with lows of 4°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Sightseeing Museums Parks

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro vineyard
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Cerro Santa Lucia
Cerro San Cristobal

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