60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
4
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
5
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
6
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
8
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
10
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
11
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
12
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
13
Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
14
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro vacation builder app.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

5
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Liberdade, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, Sao Paulo is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires holiday tool.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get a bit cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

6
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). And it doesn't end there: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, examine the collection at La Chascona, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, thenexamine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then admire the striking features of Casa del Moral. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and then experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Arequipa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Spas Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cusco itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Cusco, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maras
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu journey planning website.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

4
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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lima vacation planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Lima by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Lima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

7
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lima to Puerto Ayora in 11 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lima in September, with highs in Puerto Ayora at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

4
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quito: Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and see the interesting displays at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Quito day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Ayora to Quito takes 10 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Ayora in October; daily highs in Quito reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pichincha, Cascada de Peguche, Cuicocha
Highlights from your plan
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

5
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hill Botanical Gardens San Andrés.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island visit planning tool.

You can fly from Quito to San Andres Island in 8.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in October, with highs in San Andres Island at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mare
Highlights from your plan
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oceanario
Highlights from your plan
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

2
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Quebrada Santa Elena and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Las Tangaras Bird Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and then have some family-friendly fun at Tejo In Medellin (tour).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Medellin route app.

Fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in October, things will get a bit cooler in Medellin: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tejo In Medellin (tour)
Highlights from your plan
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
Tejo In Medellin (tour) ©
Tejo In Medellin (tour)

2
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Monserrate, examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then don't miss a visit to Teatro Colon Bogota. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bogota tour planning website.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, Bogota is a bit cooler than Medellin - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

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