60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 7 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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, stroll through Baia do Sancho, and kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online journey builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Fernando de Noronha is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in August, expect nights in Fernando de Noronha to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning website.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, soothe aching muscles at Ilha Grande Yoga, visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse, and discover the deep blue sea with Aquamarina Mergulho.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. September in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Foz do Iguacu in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Ilha Grande in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September, with highs in Buenos Aires at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Santiago, Chile

— 5 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.
Step out of Santiago to go to Valle Nevado and see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, stop by Patio Bellavista, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santiago holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip builder site.

Getting from Santiago to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cusco, Peru

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

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You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Cusco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and indulge in some personalized pampering at La Playita.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Villamil takes 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at La Loberia, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, and get all the equipment you need at Galapagos Fan Dive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip