60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h 45 min
5
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13 h
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  9 h 45 min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
9
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
11
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 8 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: London, United Kingdom

7
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha road trip site .

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Fernando de Noronha is much warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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.
When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Imperial Museum in Petropolis, approximately Petropolis away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Copacabana Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro day trip tool .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Rio de Janeiro is little chillier than Fernando de Noronha - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Foz do Iguacu is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat

6
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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
nights
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Laguna de los Tres, look for all kinds of wild species at Paso de Viento, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

To find photos, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Outdoors Nature

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santiago tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Santiago in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from El Chalten to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

La Sebastiana, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Santiago to Machu Picchu takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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.
When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Salinas de Maras in Maras, approximately Maras away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco holiday website .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

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

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: explore the galleries of Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, stroll through La Loberia, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cusco to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Traveling from Cusco in June, you will find days in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

8
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: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, head off the coast to Isabela Island, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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