60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  15​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  6​h
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  24​h
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso), River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Santiago, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

La Sebastiana, River Rafting & Tubing, Casa de Isla Negra
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Santiago to Puerto Ayora in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Ecuador Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

6
nights
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 parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, stroll through Concha de Perla, and get outside with Cueva de Sucre.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

6
nights
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, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Interpretation Center, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Brujo.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

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 29th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

7
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Atalaia Beach, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha travel route planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha in 24 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha. In March in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

7
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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondinho Pao de Acucar, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rio de Janeiro trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip builder website .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Fri), 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: identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

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 nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online journey planner .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, you will find days in Buenos Aires are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the next day, trek along Laguna de los Tres.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: highs in Los Glaciares National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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