60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
2
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
3
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
4
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
7
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
8
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 4 nights
9
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
10
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 3 nights
11
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
12
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
13
Barreirinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
14
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna las Ninfas and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Puerto Ayora to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Laguna las Ninfas ©
Laguna las Ninfas
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at exploor and Museo de Arte Precolombino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo), Hacienda del Chalan (in Urubamba) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a stroll through San Blas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

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You can fly from Puerto Ayora to Cusco in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in August: highs in Cusco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Hacienda del Chalan, Pisac
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
exploor ©
exploor
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uyuni trip planner.

Getting from Cusco to Uyuni by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cusco in September, you will find days in Uyuni are colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). You'll set off for San Pedro de Atacama on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Uyuni

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tebinquinche Lake and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Chaxa, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama travel route builder app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in September: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote ©
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piedras Blancas and Isla Victoria. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, walk around Parque Nahuelito, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ventisquero Negro.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are cooler (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, thenhead outdoors with Enjoy!, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

5
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 Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Lago Roca. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in September, Ushuaia is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pico do Papagaio and Praia Preta. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Aqueduto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande online road trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Ilha Grande in 16.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, Ilha Grande is much warmer than Ushuaia - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time 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
Pico do Papagaio ©
Pico do Papagaio
Aqueduto ©
Aqueduto

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pedra Bonita and Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura. Change things up with a short trip to Praia do Forte in Cabo Frio (about 3 hours away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Pedra Bonita ©
Pedra Bonita
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casa dos Contos and Church of Sao Francisco de Assis. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, explore the world behind art at Museu da Inconfidencia, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, and admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto trip planner.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Minas da Passagem
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muta Beach and Praia dos Coqueiros. Change things up with a short trip to Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Largo da Ajuda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Taipe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pitinga Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ouro Preto to Porto Seguro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. While traveling from Ouro Preto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto Seguro, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Taperapua Beach ©
Taperapua Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Largo da Ajuda ©
Largo da Ajuda

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.
On the 7th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia, enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Quarta Praia and then kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach.

Discover how to plan a Morro de Sao Paulo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Barreirinhas.

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

3
nights
Barreirinhas, Brazil

Barreirinhas ©
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lencois Maranhenses and then explore the activities along Rio Preguicas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barreirinhas vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Barreirinhas in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in October, you will find days in Barreirinhas are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rio Preguicas ©
Rio Preguicas
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul
Lencois Maranhenses ©
Lencois Maranhenses

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baia dos Porcos and Fernado de Noronha Island. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, and contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha holiday maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Barreirinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 17 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barreirinhas to Fernando de Noronha. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro

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