60 days in Peru, Bolivia & Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Peru, Bolivia & Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Riga, Latvia
Bus + Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h
5
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  14 h 30 min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
7
Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Bento Goncalves, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus:  7 h 15 min
11
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  10 h
12
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
13
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Riga, Latvia

5
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Torre Tagle.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lima trip site.

Riga, Latvia to Lima is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Lima is minus 7 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Riga in November; daily highs in Lima reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
San Gallan Xpeditions ©
San Gallan Xpeditions
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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.
Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and hike along exploor.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cusco road trip tool.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

3
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and have fun at Arequipa Massage.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa tour planner.

Fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Arequipa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uyuni vacation site.

Getting from Arequipa to Uyuni by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Arequipa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Uyuni to Foz do Iguacu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uyuni to Foz do Iguacu is 1 hour. When traveling from Uyuni in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

5
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rolante (Morro Grande & Cascata das tres quedas), Porto Alegre (Enigma Escape Game & Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre) and Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lago Negro, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, stroll around Mini Mundo, and make a trip to Rua Coberta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gramado trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canela, Rolante, Porto Alegre, Miragem Livraria
Highlights from your plan
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Rua Coberta ©
Rua Coberta

5
nights
Bento Goncalves, Brazil

Bento Goncalves ©
Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Saude (in Cotipora), Cristo (in Guapore) and Casa Fantin (in Monte Belo do Sul). There's more to do: do a tasting at Vinicola Salvattore.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bento Goncalves trip planner.

You can drive from Gramado to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Flores Da Cunha, Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Saude, Casarao Municipal, Cristo, Casa Fantin
Highlights from your plan
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Cristo ©
Cristo
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia

5
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, and get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online trip maker.

Fly from Bento Goncalves to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Imperial Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and get great views at Pedra Bonita.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
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.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, take in the dramatic scenery at Almecegas I Waterfalls, trek along Sertao Zen, and get great views at Janela Lookout.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

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
Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo

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.
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 Cachorro, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Recife (Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand & Ricardo Brennand Institute). There's much more to do: stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, enjoy the sand and surf at Cupe beach, and identify plant and animal life at Projeto Hippocampus.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Recife
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute

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