58 days in South America Itinerary

58 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 6 nights
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
7
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
8
Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
9
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
11
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights

6
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Visiting Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos will get you outdoors. Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along trilha Costa Azul, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, and stroll through Praia do Sueste.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha day trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: highs in Fernando de Noronha hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

6
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and Sertao Zen. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termais do Morro Vermelho, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Copacabana Beach and Ilha Fiscal. Visit Parque Lage and Jerusalem Cultural Center for their historical value. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, and get outside with Leblon Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, with highs in Iguazu National Park at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Puerto Madero. Calle Defensa and Catedral Primada will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, stop by Palermo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Take a break from the city and head to Catedral Alta Patagonis and Circuito Chico. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get outside with Roca Negra.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Region IX Ltd (in Villarrica). There's much more to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and see the interesting displays at Museo Artequin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santiago trip website.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Region IX Ltd
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

7
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and exploor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Cusco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maras, Choquequirao Archeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

5
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Visiting Sierra Negra and Isabela Island Wetlands Complex will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, trek along Poza Redonda, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tunel del Estero, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

5
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Get in touch with nature at Charles Darwin Research Station and Black Turtle Cove. Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal del Amor, Head underground at Lava Tunnel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In August in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Escape the urban bustle at Cerro Tijeretas and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, and stroll through Playa de Oro.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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