60 days in South America, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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
— 6 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 7 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Mexico City, 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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, trek along Trilha do Piquinho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha holiday maker website.

Montreal, Canada to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Montreal in January, expect Fernando de Noronha to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 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 beaches, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

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Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

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.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Caxadaco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach, get a dose of the wild on LiG Lanchas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ilha Grande sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:

Paraty, Brazil

— 6 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.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Centro Historico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saco do Mamangua Beach, get outside with Cachoeira do Taquari, and kick back and relax at Lula Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paraty vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Cedeira Dive, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, then examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 3 nights

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.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect nights in Foz do Iguacu to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Roatan, Honduras

— 7 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Bananarama Dive Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Rusty Fish, and stroll through Mayan Eden.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Roatan trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Foz do Iguacu to Roatan. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Roatan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January, you will find days in Roatan are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 6:

San Pedro, Belize

— 7 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Change things up with a short trip to The Split in Caye Caulker (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach Belize, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and make a trip to Shark Ray Alley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Pedro day trip planner.

Fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Tulum.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 13:

Tulum, Mexico

— 5 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 Playa del Carmen (Playacar Golf Club & Xcaret) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum.

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

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Tulum takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tulum, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:

Cozumel, Mexico

— 2 nights
Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
On the 19th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall and then explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Cozumel sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Mexico City, Mexico

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cozumel in February: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

— 5 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
When in Puerto Vallarta, make a side trip to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, approximately Cabo Corrientes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in February since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.

Honduras travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
A vacation in Honduras can be an affordable and exciting addition to your Central American itinerary. Often undeservedly overlooked because of the high crime rate in a few of its cities, the country boasts pristine natural wonders, a rich history, and a vibrant atmosphere. From the vivacious Afro-Caribbean culture of the north shore, to the vast mountains and cloud forests of its national parks, Honduras has a lot to offer to the adventurous tourist. Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan, diving on Bay Islands, and admiring the colonial architecture in the capital remain just some of the things to do in Honduras.

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.