60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 5 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 5 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, see the interesting displays at Shark Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, and kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha vacation builder tool.

Antakya, Turkey to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Antakya to Fernando de Noronha. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Antakya in August: highs in Fernando de Noronha hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

Discover how to plan a Rio de Janeiro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August, Rio de Janeiro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Acaia, and visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. August in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Gramado.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Gramado, Brazil

— 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): walk around Mini Mundo, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, then get in on the family fun at Snowland, and finally contemplate the long history of Recordar Fotos Estudio. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and then learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Gramado in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Santiago, Chile

— 4 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, approximately Valle Nevado away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and stroll through La Parva Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago itinerary planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 3 nights

Imperial City

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco visit planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna and then get great views at Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Kavak Cave, admire the sheer force of Salto Kawi, and explore the activities along Sorowapo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canaima National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Canaima National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks · Nature

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Puerto Villamil. The time zone difference when traveling from Canaima National Park to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip maker app.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 6 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip