59 days in South America Itinerary

59 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Cork, Ireland
Fly + Drive:  35 h
1
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 45 min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
8
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
12
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
13
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
14
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Cork, Ireland

5
nights
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Canaima National Park visit planner.

Cork, Ireland to Canaima National Park is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru

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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola, and take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Canaima National Park to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the Route module. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

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.
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 Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

6
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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, and take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
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.
Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco online trip builder.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Cusco in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu travel route site.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Change things up with a short trip to Casa de Isla Negra in Isla Negra (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santiago trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Casa de Isla Negra
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

1
night
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Laguna Capri and then stroll through Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Laguna de los Tres and then take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santiago to El Chalten in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to El Chalten due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lago Argentino and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate journey builder app.

Drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, shop like a local with Palermo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires online trip planner.

Getting from El Calafate to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in March, plan for warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 29°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

Start your trip to Foz do Iguacu by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

4
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip planning website.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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