60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America journey planner

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cuzco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Shuttle to Foz do Iguacu Airport
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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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 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Interpretation Center, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno at 30°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 7 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal del Amor, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 6 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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, indulge in some personalized pampering at La Playita, and step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and stop by San Blas.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco online trip maker.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Cusco by flight takes about 13 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cusco, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Cusco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Santiago, Chile

— 6 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.
Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and stop by Barrio Bellavista.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip builder website.

You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. September in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Foz do Iguacu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 5 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 in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, soothe aching muscles at Ilha Grande Yoga, kick back and relax at Crena Beach, and delve into the distant past at Aqueduto.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

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Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In October in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, and stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha sightseeing site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums