60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 7 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
When in Quito, make a side trip to see Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve in Calacali, approximately Calacali away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, and stop by Olga Fisch Folklore.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary builder tool.

Exeter, UK to Quito is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Exeter to Quito due to the time zone difference. December in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wreck Bay Diving Center, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno journey planner.

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quito in January: high temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

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Wreck Bay Diving Center
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Dona Pilo
4.5
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Isla Lobos
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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In January in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
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, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

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Sierra Negra
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Las Tintoreras
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Concha de Perla
4.4

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

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 Cusco's surroundings by going to Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco online holiday planner.

Fly from Puerto Villamil to Cusco in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Cusco, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

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Historic Site
Sacsayhuaman
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Religious Site
Qorikancha
4.5

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Winay Wayna
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Lookout
Intipuncu
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, surround yourself with nature on On Safari Atacama, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to San Pedro de Atacama is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

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On Safari Atacama
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Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna
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Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Valparaiso (Paseo Yugoslavo, La Sebastiana, &more) and Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck (in Vina del Mar). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, stop by Patio Bellavista, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary website.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for gifts at Evo Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

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Hiking Trail
Circuito Chico
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El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores and then take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to El Calafate.

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Fitz Roy
4.9
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Historic Walking Area
Laguna Torre
4.9

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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.
El Calafate is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Estancia Cristina, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and get outside with Enjoy!.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate journey builder tool.

You can drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Estancia Cristina
4.3
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Lago Argentino
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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©

End of the World

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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

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Canal Beagle
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Mountain
Glacier Martial
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

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: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires driving holiday app.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Ushuaia in February, things will get warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

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Puerto Madero
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Plaza de Mayo
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park vacation tool.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Iguazu Falls
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