60 days in South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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Maragogi, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Maragogi, Brazil — 4 nights

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Relax by the water at Maragogi Beach and Antunes Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas and Cupe beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maragogi: Patacho Beach (in Porto de Pedras) and Porto de Galinhas (Pontal de Maracaipe & Muro Alto Beach). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Gales de Maragogi, kick back and relax at Barra Grande Beach, and stroll through Praia Ponta de Mangue.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Maragogi road trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Maragogi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, Maragogi is much warmer than New York City - with highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste. Explore hidden gems such as Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Baia dos Porcos. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. April in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Porto Seguro.
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Porto Seguro, Brazil — 4 nights

In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico and Quadrado. We've included these beaches for you: Mirror Beach and Coroa Vermelha Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Pitinga Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Taipe, and gain insight at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Porto Seguro takes 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto Seguro. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in April, plan for little chillier nights in Porto Seguro, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil — 3 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Joao Fernandes Beach and Geriba Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ferradurinha Beach and Azeda Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Praia das Conchas in Cabo Frio (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Brava Beach and stroll through Joao Fernandinho Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip planner.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Armacao dos Buzios sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.
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Paraty, Brazil — 5 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Boat Tours & Water Sports and Paraty Bay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia do Cachadaco and Felix Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Itamambuca Beach in Ubatuba (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lula Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, stroll through Iriri Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paraty trip planner.

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Paraty by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 7 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Lopes Mendes Beach and Lagoa Azul are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Aventureiro and Praia Preta. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Japariz, get outside with Aquamarina Mergulho, and kick back and relax at Crena Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis, Brazil — 5 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Take a break from the city and head to Joaquina Beach and Praia das Laranjeiras. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bombinhas Beach and Costa da Lagoa. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoinha do Leste and kick back and relax at Praia Mole.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Florianopolis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ilha Grande in May: highs in Florianopolis hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island, Colombia — 4 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de San Luis and La Piscinita. We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Spratt Bight and Playa Charquitos. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Cayo Bolivar, see some colorful creatures with Caribe Extremo, and stroll through West View.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to San Andres Island takes 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Florianopolis to San Andres Island. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Florianopolis in May, with highs in San Andres Island at 87°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Roatan.
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Roatan, Honduras — 6 nights

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll get in some beach time at Little French Key and West Bay Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mayan Day Passes. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tabyana Beach, head outdoors with Sunyata Charters, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Baan Suerte, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Roatan online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Andres Island to Roatan by flight takes about 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Andres Island to Roatan is minus 1 hour. May in Roatan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tulum.
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Tulum, Mexico — 6 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Visit Paradise Beach and Xpu-ha Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Two Eyes Cenote and Ecopark Kantun Chi. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Los Fundadores in Playa del Carmen (about 1 hour away). Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Tulum vacation planner.

Getting from Roatan to Tulum by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Roatan to Tulum is 1 hour. May in Tulum sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — 5 nights

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Visit Santa Maria Beach and Medano Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas vacation builder app.

You can fly from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).
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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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