31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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Georgetown, Guyana
— 5 nights
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Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
— 2 nights
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Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
— 3 nights
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 5 nights
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 6 nights
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Cayenne, French Guiana
— 7 nights
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Georgetown, Guyana — 5 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Georgetown City Hall are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Blackwater Adventures and St. George's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Essequibo River, visit a coastal fixture at Georgetown Lighthouse, explore the galleries of Guyana National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Radha Krishna Mandir.

Before you visit Georgetown, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark, USA to Georgetown is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Georgetown due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in January, with highs in Georgetown at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ciudad Bolivar.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela — 2 nights

Gateway to Southern Venezuela

The capital of Bolivar State, Ciudad Bolivar (previously known as Angostura) offers a cocktail of cultural and natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Casa del Congreso de Angostura and then make a trip to Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Orinoco, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Jesus Soto, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de arte moderno Jesus Soto.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ciudad Bolivar day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Georgetown to Ciudad Bolivar takes 27.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Georgetown to Ciudad Bolivar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Ciudad Guayana.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela — 3 nights

Located on the Orinoco River, Ciudad Guayana represents one of Venezuela's fastest-growing cities, with plenty of natural and man-made highlights on offer.
Visiting Orinoco River and La Llovizna Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia Virgen del Valle and Ecomuseo del Caroní. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ciudad Guayana, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoologico Loefling, and stroll around Parque Cachamay.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Guayana trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ciudad Bolivar to Ciudad Guayana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela — 5 nights

One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Explore hidden gems such as Salto Kama - Kama Meru and Sorowapo. Visiting Salto Aponguao and Salto Kawi will get you outdoors. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Yurani Falls and enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador El Oso.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canaima National Park road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paramaribo.
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Paramaribo, Suriname — 6 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Celestial Tours Suriname and Historic Inner City of Paramaribo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Het Koto Museum and Numismatisch Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Paramaribo: Reynsdorp (Warappa Kreek & Museum Bakkie), Neotropical Butterfly Park (in Lelydorp) and Peperpot Nature Park (in Meerzorg). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch reformed church, view the masterpieces at Ready Tex Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paramaribo vacation app.

Explore your travel options from Canaima National Park to Paramaribo with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Canaima National Park to Paramaribo is 2 hours. January in Paramaribo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cayenne.
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Cayenne, French Guiana — 7 nights

The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Bring the kids along to Remire-Montjoly Beach and Sentier des Salines. Museum-lovers will get to explore Centre d'Archeologie Amerindienne de Kourou and Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayenne: Kourou (La Montagne des Singes & La plage des Roches), Sinnamary (Crique Toussaint & Crique Canceler) and Roura (Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura & Malou Et Son Verger). There's still lots to do: hike along Sentier de la Mirande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sauveur Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Association Chou Ai, and get outside with Montabo Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cayenne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paramaribo to Cayenne. In January, daily temperatures in Cayenne can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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