59 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

59 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

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Willemstad, Curacao
— 8 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 15 nights
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Banos, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Havana, Cuba
— 8 nights

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8
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Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa Lagun will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Curacao Actief and Playa Jeremi. Get out of town with these interesting Willemstad side-trips: Church of Sint Willibrordus (in Sint Willibrordus) and Museo di Ka'i Orgel (in Barber). There's much more to do: Head underground at Boca Tabla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cas Abao Beach, take in the waterfront at Handelskade, and snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Willemstad holiday planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Willemstad is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Willemstad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, expect Willemstad to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Willemstad

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Curacao Actief ©
Curacao Actief
Boca Tabla ©
Boca Tabla

15
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at El Yunque Rain Forest and Natural Reserve of Humacao. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Balneario Luquillo. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Pterocarpus Forest - Palmas del Mar (in Humacao), Palomino Island (in Las Croabas) and Aguadilla (Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, Crashboat Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at El Yunque, have fun and explore at Carolina Children's Museum, kick back and relax at Playa Vega Baja, and stroll through Monserrate Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Willemstad to San Juan by flight takes about 8 hours. July in San Juan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Natural Reserve of Humacao ©
Natural Reserve of Humacao
Mini Boat Adventures ©
Mini Boat Adventures
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

4
nights
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Wilderness Explorers Guyana- Day Tours and Guyana National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to St. George's Cathedral and Guyana National Library. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, snap pictures at Kissing Bridge, and appreciate the history behind The Non Aligned Monumnet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Georgetown driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from San Juan to Georgetown with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Georgetown are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Guyana National Park ©
Guyana National Park
Guyana National Library ©
Guyana National Library

5
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

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.
Visiting Cotopaxi National Park and Cascada de Peguche will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Casa Museo Guayasamin. Step out of Quito to go to Cotacachi and see Cuicocha, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and add some adventure to your tour with Adventure Journeys.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Quito vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Georgetown to Quito takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Georgetown to Quito is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Georgetown in July; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Cotopaxi National Park ©
Cotopaxi National Park
Cascada de  Peguche ©
Cascada de Peguche
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha

3
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Banos, Ecuador

A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Tungurahua. Get outdoors at Zipline and Canopy double puerta del cielo. Get out of town with these interesting Banos side-trips: Riobamba (Avenida De Los Volcanes & Pro Bici). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn more about the world around you at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mundo Verde.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Banos itinerary builder.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Zipline
Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
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Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, and finally admire the majestic nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon. On the next day, examine the collection at Pumapungo Museo, get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cuenca online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Banos to Cuenca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Cuenca are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Plaza Abdon Calderon ©
Plaza Abdon Calderon
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Horseback Riding Tours

6
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Concha de Perla and Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours. Visiting Sierra Negra and Las Tintoreras will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at El Tunel del Estero, trek along Pozas verde, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Posada de flamengos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil journey builder tool.

You can fly from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

7
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Step off the beaten path and head to North Seymour Island and Laguna las Ninfas. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Los Gemelos. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, Head underground at Lava Tunnel, and explore the activities along Canal del Amor.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero

8
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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Escape the urban bustle at Coral Beach - Playa Coral and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Sea Turtle Hatchery and Club ScubAzul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Havana: Matanzas (Parque de la Libertad & Pharmaceutical Museum) and Punta Mal Tiempo (in Cayo Largo). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Camera Obscura, stroll around Central Park, steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, and examine the collection at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Havana day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Ayora to Havana. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in August, expect nights in Havana to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 31:
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Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Club ScubAzul ©
Club ScubAzul
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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