58 days in South America Itinerary

58 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Maldonado
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Shuttle to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, 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
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 6 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and stroll around El Garrapatero.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 27.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from London to Puerto Ayora, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 34°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 7 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, get outside with Ecuagringo Fishing, kick back and relax at La Loberia, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos.

Make your Puerto Baquerizo Moreno itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In January in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 5 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, stop by Patio Bellavista, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santiago tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Santiago with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Santiago is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten road trip site.

Getting from Santiago to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Traveling from Santiago to El Chalten, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Maldonado.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Maldonado, Uruguay

— 3 nights
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Maldonado is known for museums, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, step off the mainland to explore Isla Gorriti, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and kick back and relax at Playa Montoya.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maldonado trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Maldonado takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires day trip tool.

Fly from Maldonado to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires 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 by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dois Rios Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Namaste Terapias Corporais, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ilha Grande using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. February in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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 outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, head outdoors with Ilha do Cedro, stroll through Praia Ilha do Pelado, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paraty trip itinerary site.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Paraty by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, get great views at Leblon Beach, and wander the streets of Santa Teresa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip site.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online route planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums