27 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

27 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Queen Beatrix International Airport, Drive to Palm - Eagle Beach
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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
— 5 nights
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Drive to Queen Beatrix International Airport, Fly to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Drive to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Fly to Almirante Marco Andres Zar Airport
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Trelew, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly to El Calafate Airport, Drive to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Fly to London Gatwick, Train to London Victoria, Train to Birmingham

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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

A long stretch of powdery white sand and aquamarine waters, Palm - Eagle Beach remains one of Aruba's most visited vacation spots.
Step out of the city life by going to Eagle Beach and Palm Beach. Visit Baby Beach and Arashi Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Arikok National Park, view the masterpieces at Purely Aruban Artwork, visit a coastal fixture at California Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hadicurari Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palm - Eagle Beach trip itinerary maker website.

Birmingham, UK to Palm - Eagle Beach is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Birmingham to Palm - Eagle Beach due to the time zone difference. In December, Palm - Eagle Beach is warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Palm - Eagle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Choquequirao Archeological Park. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Palm - Eagle Beach to Machu Picchu with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palm - Eagle Beach to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Trelew.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Trelew, Argentina

Founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, Trelew boasts a rich history and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, examine the collection at Museo Pueblo de Luis, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa del Poeta, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Antropologico.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Trelew trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Trelew. Traveling from Machu Picchu to Trelew, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Trelew can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Trelew

Museums

Side Trip

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El Chalten, Argentina

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Escape the urban bustle at Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres. Do some cultural sightseeing at Laguna Torre and Encuentros con la Historia. Estancia Turistica. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read El Chalten travel planning site.

Explore your travel options from Trelew to El Chalten with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Step out of the city life by going to Perito Moreno Glacier and Enjoy!. Step out of El Calafate with an excursion to Glaciar Spegazzini in Los Glaciares National Park--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read El Calafate vacation planner.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. December in El Calafate sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Ipanema and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis to see Imperial Museum about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro journey tool.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Rio de Janeiro takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Aruba travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops
Happy Island
A Dutch outpost in the Caribbean, sun-drenched Aruba provides a mix of modern seaside resorts and quiet coastal areas ideal for those wishing to escape the crowds. Vacations in Aruba, known affectionately as the "Happy Island," generally combine water-based activities with tours of the untamed backcountry, where you can discover unusual rock formations, historic churches, ostrich farms, and animal sanctuaries. Island capital Oranjestad offers some of the finest shopping and cultural sightseeing in Aruba, with an eco-friendly electric streetcar providing quick access to all of the city's major attractions, including numerous shops, restaurants, and hotels.

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.