60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Leticia, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Mancora, Peru
— 4 nights
Bus to Tumbes, Fly to Cajamarca
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Cajamarca, Peru
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Tarapoto, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Marta, Colombia
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
Fly to Roatan, Ferry to Utila
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Utila, Honduras
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly to Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport, Drive to El Tunco
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El Tunco, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive to Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport, Fly to Cancun

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Bogota, Colombia — 4 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Popular historic sites such as Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate and Iglesia de San Francisco are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mina de Sal de Nemocon and Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar. Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima (in Tocancipa), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Vivero Crisalide (in Chia). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia de Bogota, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de Bogota, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, and examine the collection at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bogota trip planning tool.

Munich, Germany to Bogota is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Munich to Bogota, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in October, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Leticia.
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Leticia, Colombia — 2 nights

Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz. On your second day here, meet the residents at Bioparque Etuena, then see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Selvaventura - Day Tours.

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You can fly from Bogota to Leticia in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in October, things will get warmer in Leticia: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Guayaquil.
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Guayaquil, Ecuador — 3 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Popular historic sites such as Schoenstatt Sanctuary and Iglesia de La Merced are in your itinerary. Visit Playa San Pablo and Playa de Punta Blanca for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Cementerio Patrimonial de Guayaquil, get great views at Mirador Bellavista, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Municipal de Guayaquil.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Guayaquil trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leticia to Guayaquil. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 3 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Garrapatero and Malecon de Puerto Ayora. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de los Alemanes and Playa de los Perros. There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Black Turtle Cove, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, and don't miss a visit to Monumento de la Tortuga.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora planner.

Getting from Guayaquil to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Guayaquil in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Ayora: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 2 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Malecon Cuna del Sol, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, then take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and finally surround yourself with nature on Rosedelco- Day tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tunel del Estero, and finally explore the activities along Laguna Salinas.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mancora.
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Mancora, Peru — 4 nights

In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
Take a break from the city and head to Las Pocitas Beach and Playa Vichayito. Explore hidden gems such as Chelonia Dive Center and Playa Lobitos. Step out of Mancora with an excursion to Mirador Cristo Petrolero in Talara--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Mancora, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Mundo Hippocampus, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sea views from El Mirador del Faro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mancora trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Mancora. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Mancora. In October in Mancora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Cajamarca on the 21st (Sat).
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Cajamarca, Peru — 3 nights

Located 2,750 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, the Andean city of Cajamarca experiences a mild highland climate, which, along with the area's fertile soil, has allowed agriculture to thrive.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Time to Travel - Day Tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Belén, and then don't miss a visit to Convento de San Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Callacpuma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen del Rosario, then make a trip to La Recoleta, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa-museo Nicolas Puga.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cajamarca trip website.

Traveling by car from Mancora to Cajamarca takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Mancora in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Cajamarca: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Lima.
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Lima, Peru — 2 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palomino and Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy. Get some historical perspective at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima and Iglesia Virgen Milagrosa. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Museo Cementerio Presbítero Maestro, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and browse the exhibits of Museo de los Descalzos.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima itinerary planner.

Fly from Cajamarca to Lima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cajamarca in October since evenings lows in Lima dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Arequipa.
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Arequipa, Peru — 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia la Merced, experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, then stop by La Iberica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa los Arcos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), and finally see the interesting displays at MUVI Museo Vivencial del Vino y Pisco.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa holiday planning app.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Lima in October, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.
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Puno, Peru — 2 nights

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step aboard Yavari Museum, then head outdoors with Plaza de Armas, and then slough off your stress at Inca Sauna. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Antonio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fertility Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Uros Tupirmarka Lodge.

Plan trip to Puno with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Arequipa to Puno by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, Puno is little chillier than Arequipa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 3 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Get outdoors at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus and Iglesia San Pedro. The adventure continues: trek along exploor, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, contemplate the long history of Tipon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip planner.

Getting from Puno to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 7°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tarapoto.
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Tarapoto, Peru — 3 nights

City of Palms

As a busy commercial hub of northern Peru, Tarapoto straddles the foothills of the Andes and a high jungle plateau characterized by lush cloud forests.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuitos Ecoturisticos Alto Shilcayo y Adyacentes and then get outside with Catarata de Huacamaillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Petroglifos de Polish, then stop by Exotic Chocolatier, and then head outdoors with Rio Mayo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarapoto trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cusco to Tarapoto by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in November, you will find days in Tarapoto are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.
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Cartagena, Colombia — 2 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza de la Proclamacion, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santo Toribio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Centro Historico, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Trinidad, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cartagena day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Tarapoto to Cartagena with the Route module. Traveling from Tarapoto in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Cartagena. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta, Colombia — 3 nights

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Get in touch with nature at Caribe Colombiano Diving and Nabusimake. Explore hidden gems such as Cascadas de Marinka and El Dorado Bird Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Paseo El Camellon and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World Aquarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta holiday planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island, Colombia — 2 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mare, steep yourself in history at Plaza Canon de Morgan, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Island House Museum, then kick back and relax at Bahia del Cove, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Fish Spa Island.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Andres Island fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 6.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Panama City.
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Panama City, Panama — 1 night

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Merced, explore the ancient world of El Arco Chato, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, then delve into the distant past at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip maker site.

Fly from San Andres Island to Panama City in 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Playas del Coco.
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica — 2 nights

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): play a few rounds at Four Seasons Golf Club, then play a few rounds at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Golf Course, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Dantita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Cata Chocolate and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Playas del Coco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Playas del Coco is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica — 3 nights

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Relax by the water at Potrero Beach and Playa Danta. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Prieta Beach. Step out of Tamarindo with an excursion to Reserva Conchal Golf Course in Brasilito--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.
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Granada, Nicaragua — 4 nights

La Gran Sultana

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Volcano Divers Nicaragua. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mi Museo and Mirador de Catarina. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio De Granada, pause for some photo ops at monument of Cordoba, pause for some serene contemplation at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora, and steep yourself in history at Old Railway Station.

Start your trip to Granada by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Granada in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Utila.
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Utila, Honduras — 2 nights

The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Iguana Research & Breeding Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Bando Beach, and then head off the coast to Utila Cays Diving. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Utila holiday planner.

Getting from Granada to Utila by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Utila can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Roatan.
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Roatan, Honduras — 3 nights

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mayan Eden and Mahogany Bay. Get outdoors at Tyll's Dive and Butterfly Gardens. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, stop by Rusty Fish, take in the exciting artwork at Shawn Jackson Gallery, and enjoy breathtaking views from El Faro.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Roatan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can ride a ferry from Utila to Roatan in 2 hours. November in Roatan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Tunco.
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El Tunco, El Salvador — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Tamanique Waterfalls, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Tunco, and then soothe aching muscles at Balance Yoga Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the El Tunco driving holiday planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Roatan to El Tunco. In November, daily temperatures in El Tunco can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Wed).
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