60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 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
— 5 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 9 nights

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu travel route builder app.

Manchester, UK to Machu Picchu is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

5
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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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

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Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, and relax and rejuvenate at Arequipa Massage.

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You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Uyuni is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, and get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Uyuni trip builder tool.

You can fly from Arequipa to Uyuni in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa to Uyuni, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arequipa in December, you will find days in Uyuni are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

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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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, see the sky in a new way at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planning app.

You can drive from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in December, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be slightly colder, around 6°C, while days are much warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

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Santiago, Chile

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.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Valparaiso (La Sebastiana & Paseo Dimalow). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago route app.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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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 striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and explore the activities along Nahuel Huapi Lake.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: 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 December, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Laguna de los Tres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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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.
Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate sightseeing app.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia visit planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from El Calafate in January since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trelew (Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio & Valle de Los Altares), Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes and identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro.

Before you visit Puerto Madryn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio

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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 architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, stop by Palermo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary builder website.

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 January, plan for a bit 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 by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Rio de Janeiro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in January, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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