60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip planner

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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 8 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile

— 5 nights
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, enjoy the sand and surf at Ovahe, stop by Tamure Shop, and explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa attractions planning tool.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Hanga Roa is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in San Jose de Maipo (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Santiago takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Montevideo.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Montevideo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Santiago to Montevideo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Uruguay Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
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 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then head off the coast to Isla San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park vacation planning website.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in February: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

Find out how to plan Foz do Iguacu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): wander the streets of Paulista Avenue and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo tour planner.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

Plan my Rio de Janeiro trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 3 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, view the masterpieces at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

Plan my day in Cusco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March: highs in Cusco hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 4 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, look for gifts at Arte Joyeria Rumiwasi, and take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

Make your Lima itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Lima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites

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 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, see some colorful creatures with Planet Ocean Dive Center, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, and stroll through Puerto Chino Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lima to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in March; daily highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, surround yourself with nature on Rosedelco- Day tour, and explore the activities along Laguna Salinas.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 8 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of the local shopping with SAMAY Latin Art, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and experience rural life at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Easter Island travel guide

4.7
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.

Galapagos Islands travel guide

4.4
World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.