60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

Start: Castro, Chile
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
4
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Medellin, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Bocas Town, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
12
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Castro, Chile

5
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Step out of the city life by going to Reñaca and Playa Tunquen. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Los Molles and Cerro Concepcion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), La Rambla (in Zapallar) and Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo). There's lots more to do: get outside with Fulladrenalin, browse the eclectic array of goods at El Secreto de Olmue, stop by AJ Orfebres, and make a trip to Ascensor Reina Victoria.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Valparaiso online trip planner .

Castro to Valparaiso is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In June, Valparaiso is a bit warmer than Castro - with highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fulladrenalin, Cerro La Calera, Casa de Isla Negra, Canopy El Canelo, El Secreto de Olmue
Highlights from your plan
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Playa Tunquen ©
Playa Tunquen
La Rambla ©
La Rambla

6
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore hidden gems such as Pulenta Estate Winery and Bodega Catena Zapata. Visiting Valle de Uco and Canon del Atuel will get you outdoors. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Maipu (Finca Agostino & Casa El Enemigo), Parque de la Lombardia (in Tunuyan) and Killka Art Gallery (in Tupungato). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Mall, look for gifts at Ayllu Arte Popular, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mendoza online trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. Traveling from Valparaiso in June, Mendoza is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tupungato, Maipu, Parque de la Lombardia, Canon del Atuel
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Catena Zapata ©
Bodega Catena Zapata
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
Bodega Budeguer ©
Bodega Budeguer

5
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 out of the city life by going to Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Termas Banos de Puritama and Piedras Rojas. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, explore the activities along Tebinquinche Lake, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Mendoza in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Balloon Rides
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

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.
Get in touch with nature at Canon de Cotahuasi and MotoAndes. For shopping fun, head to Parque Lambramani or La Iberica. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevado De Mismi, take in the exciting artwork at Tristan del Pozo (Continental Bank Exhibition Gallery), and get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arequipa trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in June, Arequipa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Outdoors Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canon de Cotahuasi ©
Canon de Cotahuasi
La Iberica ©
La Iberica
Mercado Central ©
Mercado Central

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mercado Central de San Pedro and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Pisac (Pisac & Mullu), Mercado De Urubamaba (in Urubamba) and Tupay Textiles (in Chinchero). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 27th (Thu) at some of the best spas. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Arte Olave, trek along exploor, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and do some two-wheel cruising with Pacha Peru Explorers.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip tool .

Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in June, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Cusco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors Tours Spas

Side Trips

Pisac, Urubamba, Tupay Textiles, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Museo Maximo Laura ©
Museo Maximo Laura
Kenko Adventures ©
Kenko Adventures

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), take a stroll through Barranco, pick up some local products at Feria EcoMarket, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Historico de Lima. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Bioferia, then take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, and then delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana.

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Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, Lima is warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Barranco ©
Barranco
Miraflores Boardwalk ©
Miraflores Boardwalk

3
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Do your shopping at Barrio La Candelaria and Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna de Guatavita and Gran Plaza del Sol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira) and Chia (Vinos Express & Centro Comercial Cento Chia). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Centro Internacional de Negocios y Exposiciones.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bogota day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lima in June since evenings lows in Bogota dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Chia, Laguna de Guatavita, Gran Plaza del Sol, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Barrio La Candelaria ©
Barrio La Candelaria
Vinos Express ©
Vinos Express
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita

4
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Take a break from the city and head to Piedra Del Penol and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Arvi and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Mayorca Mega Plaza (in Sabaneta) and Vivoral Ceramica (in Carmen de Viboral). It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at El Tesoro Parque Comercial and take in the exciting artwork at Arte Loft Galeria.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Medellin travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in July; daily highs in Medellin reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mayorca Mega Plaza, Piedra Del Penol, Vivoral Ceramica
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vivoral Ceramica ©
Vivoral Ceramica
Mayorca Mega Plaza ©
Mayorca Mega Plaza

5
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Miramar Beach Club will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Dantas Store. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and take in the exciting artwork at NH Galeria.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cartagena travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Medellin to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in July, expect Cartagena to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Nature & Wildlife Tours
NH Galeria ©
NH Galeria

4
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Get in touch with nature at San Blas Islands and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Multiplaza Pacific and Avenida Balboa. Venture out of the city with trips to Vista Mar Golf Beach & Marina (in San Carlos) and Panama Rainforest Discovery Center (in Gamboa). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cinta Costera, browse for treasures at 1920 V&N Antiques, view the masterpieces at Dgriss Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Karavan Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Panama City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cartagena to Panama City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gamboa, San Blas Islands, Vista Mar Golf Beach & Marina
Highlights from your plan
Multiplaza Pacific ©
Multiplaza Pacific
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center ©
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

3
nights
Bocas Town, Panama

Bocas Town ©
The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Bastimentos National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Up In The Hill and Spas. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Random Art, see the sky in a new way at Plastic Bottle Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bocas Town trip builder app .

Getting from Panama City to Bocas Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Panama City in July, you will find days in Bocas Town are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Isla Colon, Up In The Hill
Highlights from your plan
Bastimentos National Park ©
Bastimentos National Park
Up In The Hill ©
Up In The Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at LoDe Jime and Puerto de Frutos. Do your shopping at Usina del Arte and Galeria del Viejo Hotel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: La Plata (Palacio de La Legislatura & Catedral de la Plata), Delta El Tigre (in Tigre) and Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Mercado Belgrano, explore the world behind art at Centro Municipal de Arte de Avellaneda, take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, and view the masterpieces at Zubaran Gallery (Galeria Zurbaran).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Bocas Town to Buenos Aires in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bocas Town to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. Traveling from Bocas Town in July, things will get colder in Buenos Aires: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

La Plata, Tigre, Basilica de Lujan, LoDe Jime, Centro Municipal de Arte de Avellaneda
Highlights from your plan
Usina del Arte ©
Usina del Arte
Puerto de Frutos ©
Puerto de Frutos
Mercado Belgrano ©
Mercado Belgrano

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chocolates Rapanui and Piedras Blancas. Visiting Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Rio Correntoso will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Sendero de los Arrayanes, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
Highlights from your plan
Chocolates Rapanui ©
Chocolates Rapanui
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©

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