60 days in South America & Australia Itinerary

60 days in South America & Australia Itinerary

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60 days in South America & Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Shuttle:  21​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  13​h
2
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  9​h
4
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  11​h 45​min
5
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4​h
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
10
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
11
Exmouth, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Cairns, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salar de Tara and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama holiday builder app .

Vancouver, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Vancouver to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be a bit cooler, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

4
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muta Beach and Recife de Fora. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Taipe, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, kick back and relax at Coroa Vermelha Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Porto Seguro in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Porto Seguro, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

3
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Farol do Morro and Garapua Beach. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, stroll through Gamboa Beach, and kick back and relax at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto).

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo travel route site .

Getting from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. May in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baia dos Porcos and Fernado de Noronha Island. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, explore the activities along Buraco do Galego, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

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You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

3
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Explore hidden gems such as Pico do Papagaio and Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aventureiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Preta, and take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fernando de Noronha to Ilha Grande. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Ilha Grande is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May, things will get little chillier in Ilha Grande: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pedra Bonita and Parque Nacional Tijuca. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Copacabana Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

Make your Rio de Janeiro itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio Correntoso and Parque Nahuelito. There's much more to do: walk around Parque Municipal Llao Llao, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to San Carlos de Bariloche in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Parque Municipal Llao Llao ©
Parque Municipal Llao Llao

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Upsala Glacier and Lago Argentino. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate online holiday maker .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna Esmeralda and Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip builder site .

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. June in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano ©

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nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Mountains and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation site .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Sydney in 28 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Ushuaia to Sydney. Traveling from Ushuaia in June, you will find days in Sydney are much warmer (21°C), and nights are a bit warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
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Exmouth, Australia

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef, and then see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth tour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Exmouth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Exmouth is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Exmouth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder app .

Fly from Exmouth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in June; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Helicopter Tours

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Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Paronella Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Paronella Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Photography Tours

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