60 days in Canada, Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Canada, Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

Make it your trip
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Vancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
— 5 nights
Drive to Owen Roberts International Airport, Fly to San Salvador
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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 5 nights
Fly
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Fly
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
— 3 nights
Fly
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 4 nights
Fly
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St. George's, Grenada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Roseau, Dominica
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hamilton, Bermuda
— 5 nights
Fly
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Toronto, Canada
— 5 nights
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Montreal
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Montreal, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast

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Vancouver, Canada — 6 nights

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver road trip tool.

Belfast, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Belfast to Vancouver. When traveling from Belfast in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seven Mile Beach.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands — 5 nights

Seven Mile Beach is a long crescent of coral-sand beach on the western end of Grand Cayman island. Seven Mile Beach is known for wildlife, beaches, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Stingray City Grand Cayman, take in nature's colorful creations at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

Plan my trip to Seven Mile Beach with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Seven Mile Beach takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: high temperatures in Seven Mile Beach hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Salvador.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

San Salvador, El Salvador — 5 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, and soothe aching muscles at SPA InterContinental San Salvador.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Salvador trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seven Mile Beach to San Salvador. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seven Mile Beach to San Salvador. Traveling from Seven Mile Beach in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Salvador, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Manuel Antonio.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 2 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see what you can catch with Jackpot Sport Fishing and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Raindrop Spa. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from San Salvador to Manuel Antonio by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 6 nights

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Santo Domingo.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — 2 nights

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, and then appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor and then make a trip to Zona Colonial.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santo Domingo visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Santo Domingo takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — 5 nights

In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 1st (Mon) at Saona Island. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at Flavio Acuna Spa Natural Center, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Destiny Caribbean Tours, and make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Punta Cana attractions planner.

You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kralendijk.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Kralendijk, Bonaire — 3 nights

The capital city and main port Bonaire, Kralendijk possesses a rich and varied history and natural heritage to explore on an adventurous and diverse itinerary.
Venture out of the city with trips to Washington-Slagbaai National Park (Boca Slagbaai, Boka Kokolishi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, shop like a local with Moana Surf Shop Bonaire, head outdoors with Landsailing Adventures, and make a trip to Seru Largu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kralendijk road trip website.

Fly from Punta Cana to Kralendijk in 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kralendijk can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Willemstad.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Willemstad, Curacao — 4 nights

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. Willemstad is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Klein (Little) Curacao, take in the views from Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, take in the waterfront at Handelskade, and kick back and relax at Blue Bay Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Willemstad visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kralendijk to Willemstad takes 4 hours. In August in Willemstad, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to St. George's.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

St. George's, Grenada — 2 nights

The capital of the Island of Spice, St.
On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Market Square and then kick back and relax at Grand Anse Beach. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Palm Tree Gardens Botanical Garden and then have unforgettable encounters with Aquanauts Grenada.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the St. George's road trip planner.

Getting from Willemstad to St. George's by flight takes about 8.5 hours. August in St. George's sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Roseau.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Roseau, Dominica — 4 nights

The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
Explore Roseau's surroundings by going to Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Boiling Lake, Emerald Pool Nature Trail, &more). There's more to do: explore the activities along Breakfast River and admire the sheer force of Trafalgar Falls.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Roseau travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from St. George's to Roseau takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hamilton.
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Hamilton, Bermuda — 5 nights

Hamilton is the capital of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamilton: National Museum of Bermuda (in Sandys Parish) and St. George (Fort St. Catherine, World Heritage Centre - St. George, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Warwick Long Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay Beach, see the interesting displays at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, and look for all kinds of wild species at Spittal Pond Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamilton trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Roseau to Hamilton takes 13 hours. In August in Hamilton, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Toronto.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Toronto, Canada — 5 nights

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Niagara Falls (Niagra Parkway, Skylon Tower, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, take an in-depth tour of Spadina Museum, and get curious at Ontario Science Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Toronto trip planner.

You can fly from Hamilton to Toronto in 6 hours. Traveling from Hamilton to Toronto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Toronto is little chillier than Hamilton - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Montreal.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:

Montreal, Canada — 5 nights

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Montreal is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, take in a show at Place des Arts, appreciate the history behind Place d'Armes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montreal trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Montreal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Montreal are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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Cayman Islands travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
Known to some as an offshore financial haven, for pleasure seekers Cayman Islands remain one of the world's top vacation destinations, offering developed beaches and pristine reefs. Water-based activities remain among top things to do on Cayman Islands, with dolphin spotting, swimming with stingrays, and scuba diving favored by visitors of all ages. With world-class accommodations and a low crime rate, the islands ensure an ideal setting for relaxing family vacations. A holiday on Cayman Islands also provides a good chance to explore a cosmopolitan culinary scene, with a range of restaurants serving everything from Indian to Italian specialties.
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El Salvador travel guide

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National Parks · Churches · Ruins
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has plenty of historical and natural attractions to explore on a rich and varied itinerary. The coastal beaches attract surfers and sunbathers, while the main towns showcase colonial and indigenous cultures in their traditions, architecture, cuisine, and historical sites. Tourism in El Salvador has been stuttering for decades, first because of the Salvadoran Civil War, and now because of gang-related activities and a high crime rate. The vast majority of the country, however, remains unspoiled by the narrative that dominates international headlines. Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination, with natural and manmade highlights uncluttered by tourists and overdevelopment, find such a place in El Salvador.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.
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Dominican Republic travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.
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Bonaire travel guide

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Water Sports · Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks
Thanks to its location outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone," Bonaire benefits from a semi-arid climate with plenty of warm, sunny days. From the island's coastline, a designated national park, you can access vibrant coral reefs that serve as a perfect destination for any snorkeling or diving enthusiast. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also popular things to do on Bonaire due to the island's steady trade winds, while the arid interior offers numerous wildlife-rich protected areas, interesting rock formations, and scenic landscapes.
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Curacao travel guide

4.3
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.
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Grenada travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Specialty Museums
Island of Spice
The fertile and lively island nation of Grenada allows for itineraries both adventurous and serene. The main island and six smaller ones offer unspoiled interior landscapes of lush vegetation, impressive waterfalls, and winding rivers, explorable on a number of ecotourism experiences, such as rafting, hiking, and climbing. The coastal areas provide long stretches of golden sand, backed by large and popular resorts, while the humble urban areas have become particularly well-known for their atmospheric eateries, serving local cuisine using produce from the Island of Spice. One of the main things to do in Grenada has to be marine exploration, with dive sites offshore representing some of the most abundant in the region, with impressive coral formations providing home for a schools of tropical fish.
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Dominica travel guide

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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.
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Bermuda travel guide

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Beaches · Caves · Scenic Walking Areas
The tropical "island" of Bermuda is actually a number of islands connected by road bridges and surrounded by numerous islets and cays. With access to everything from upscale resorts and quaint seaside inns, to tranquil pink-sand beaches and secluded snorkeling spots, a holiday in Bermuda appeals to most vacationers, regardless of age or budget. Although known as a place to relax, you'll find plenty of things to do in Bermuda. Partake in dynamic nightlife of the capital city, explore scenic hiking trails, or roam the narrow streets of St. George, the oldest British town in the New World.
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