20 days in South America & Caribbean Itinerary

20 days in South America & Caribbean Itinerary

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Caracas, Venezuela
— 1 night
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 1 night
Fly
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Oranjestad, Aruba
— 1 night
Fly to St Maarten, Ferry to Anguilla
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Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
— 1 night
Ferry to Sint Maarten, Fly to Basseterre
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Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
— 1 night
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St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
— 1 day
Ferry
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Montserrat, Montserrat
Ferry to Antigua, Fly to Pointe-a-Pitre
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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
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Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica
— 2 nights
Taxi to Roseau, Dominica, Ferry to Fort-de-France
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Fort-de-France, Martinique
— 1 night
Ferry to Castries, Saint Lucia, Drive to Gros Islet
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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 1 night
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Bridgetown, Barbados
— 2 nights
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Caracas, Venezuela

— 1 night

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then stroll around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, and then get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila.

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Kochi (Cochin), India to Caracas is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 9.5 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Caracas due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Willemstad.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Willemstad, Curacao

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Mambo Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Willemstad day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Willemstad takes 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Willemstad

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Oranjestad, Aruba

— 1 night
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, then visit a coastal fixture at California Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Butterfly Farm, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oranjestad trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Willemstad to Oranjestad in 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay Village.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Shoal Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rendezvous Bay Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shoal Bay Village road trip planning app.

Getting from Oranjestad to Shoal Bay Village by combination of flight and ferry takes about 9 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Shoal Bay Village when traveling from Oranjestad in March, with lows around 26°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Basseterre.

Things to do in Shoal Bay Village

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Discovery St. Kitts.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Basseterre trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Shoal Bay Village to Basseterre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Basseterre

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

— 1 day
The capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, St John's represents the commercial and touristic center of the twin-island country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Betty's Hope.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. John's sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Basseterre to St. John's takes 2.5 hours. In March in St. John's, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montserrat.

Things to do in St. John's

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Montserrat, Montserrat

Emerald Isle of the Caribbean

The Caribbean island of Montserrat can divide its history into two main parts: before 18th July 1995, and after.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodlands Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montserrat driving holiday planning website.

Getting from St. John's to Montserrat by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Montserrat

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Saint Francois, Guadeloupe

— 1 night
A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): fly like a bird with A2L-Parapente, stop by David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Cascade aux Ecrevisses, then steep yourself in history at Fort Fleur d'Epee, then head outdoors with Gwadloop Decouverte, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Raisins Clairs.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Francois trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Montserrat to Saint Francois takes 7 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Saint Francois can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica

— 2 nights
Designated as a World Heritage Site thanks to its natural beauty and biodiversity, Morne Trois Pitons National Park encompasses a sprawling wilderness area dominated by dramatic volcanic features.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Boiling Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Breakfast River, then admire the sheer force of Trafalgar Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Emerald Pool Nature Trail.

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Fly from Saint Francois to Morne Trois Pitons National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort-de-France.

Things to do in Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Fort-de-France, Martinique

— 1 night
The political capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France has a thriving commercial center and a number of historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Schoelcher Library, then look for gifts at Librairie La KAZABUL, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Balata.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort-de-France trip maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Morne Trois Pitons National Park to Fort-de-France takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Fort-de-France sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gros Islet.

Things to do in Fort-de-France

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Gros Islet, St. Lucia

— 2 nights
Growing out from a humble fishing village, Gros Islet has grown into a major tourist destination, with an abundance of villas, resorts, and hotels along the coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Memwa De Sent Lisi. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Antillia Brewing Company, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Reduit Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gros Islet journey maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Fort-de-France to Gros Islet in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Soufriere.

Things to do in Gros Islet

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Soufriere, St. Lucia

— 1 night
Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Springs, then trot along with Morne Coubaril HIstorical Adventure Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Soufriere trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Gros Islet to Soufriere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Soufriere

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Bridgetown, Barbados

— 2 nights
Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Welchman Hall Gully, admire the natural beauty at Hunte's Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dover Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Carlisle Bay. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Harrison's Cave. and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mount Gay Visitor Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bridgetown online road trip planner.

You can fly from Soufriere to Bridgetown in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Venezuela travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.

Curacao travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Bridges · Scuba & Snorkeling
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves. Although part of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the island's population has developed its own distinct culture, a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American, with a Creole language called Papiamento. Along with its neighbors, Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao sits outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone" and boasts a warm, breezy climate throughout the year. On a Curacao vacation, you can laze, dive, or snorkel on its scenic stretches of sand, visit charming plantations in the interior, or roam the streets of Willemstad, renowned for its distinct architecture.

Aruba travel guide

4.2
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.

Anguilla travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Swim with Dolphins
A peaceful set of islands with a pristine, bespoke tourism infrastructure, Anguilla offers a restful vacation for beach-lovers, honeymooners, and diving enthusiasts. A scattering of historic attractions in Anguilla stand as testament to the native and colonial histories of the set of paradisal islands, but the focus here lies much more on coastlines rather than timelines. The beaches of Anguilla remain relatively untouched, allowing the scenery to speak for itself. However, this is no back-to-basics place, with whatever tourist developments there are being made to luxury standards, and priced accordingly.

St. Kitts and Nevis travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
A trip to St. Kitts and Nevis takes you to the smallest country in the Americas. Although diminutive in size, the two Caribbean islands offer a distinct tropical experience to visitors. Rich in history, the islands feature forested hills, tranquil beaches, charming villages, and restored sugar plantations. On a tour of St. Kitts and Nevis you can visit historic forts and quaint colonial towns, lounge on picturesque stretches of sand, or enjoy hiking the dormant Mount Liamuiga, the islands' highest peak.

Antigua and Barbuda travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Lookouts
Escape civilization with a holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, a beachgoer's paradise. The shorelines of the two islands are dotted with many beaches, from long stretches of sand to tiny coves and picturesque lagoons. While the larger Antigua houses its fair share of high-end resorts and contains the country capital of St. John's, Barbuda is remarkably undeveloped, boasting swathes of pink sand where you can go for hours without seeing a single person.

Guadeloupe travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Butterfly Island
Experience a lively mixture of French and Afro-Caribbean culture on your Guadeloupe vacation. The archipelago consists of two main islands connected by bridges spanning a mangrove swamp, and a number of smaller islands to the south. The island of Grande Terre is mostly flat and arid, offering numerous scenic beaches and lively small towns, while Basse Terre features verdant jungles and mountainous terrain, crowned by a tall volcano. On a tour of Guadeloupe, you can enjoy a variety of beach activities, partake in hiking through a national park, and bask in the vibrant atmosphere of charming towns and villages.

Dominica travel guide

4.2
Waterfalls · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Isle of the Caribbean
The volcanic island nation of Dominica represents the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles. Such is evidenced in the geothermal action of the island's many hot springs, with relaxing dips in the hot sulfur spring water among the most popular things to do in Dominica. The unspoiled appearance of much of the nation provides a natural backdrop for a wealth of ecotourism adventures, including swimming, hiking, and snorkeling. The main urban areas showcase the ethnic diversity of the land once contested by the British and the French, with a number of local eateries serving West Indian and Creole dishes, and a whole lot of dancing and music to be enjoyed.

St. Lucia travel guide

4.2
Hot Springs · Volcanos · Bodies of Water
The island of St. Lucia is hailed for its scenic landscape of tall mountains, forested hills, and fertile valleys sprinkled with banana plantations. The island's dramatic scenery is most renowned for the Pitons, two volcanic spires that rise from the ocean floor. Whether you're visiting the island as part of a cruise, a romantic honeymoon, or looking for adventure, a St. Lucia vacation offers something for everyone. Discover the island's hidden beaches and coves, go climbing or hiking, and enjoy the picturesque views and tropical weather.

Barbados travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Caves
Little England
Plan a vacation on the small Caribbean island of Barbados and experience its rich history and vibrant culture. Affectionately called "Little England," the island retains a noticeable British influence in its lively culture, visible especially in sport, religion, and the charming British style buildings with a Caribbean flair. On a tour of Barbados you can lounge on sandy beaches, participate in world-class surfing, roam the World Heritage-listed capital, or explore the lush island interior. When on the island, don't forget to sample its world-famous rum and the signature local dish, the flying fish.