60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13 h
8
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  18 h
9
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
11
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Conceicao Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha tour builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20,5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in februari; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 35°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In februari, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Petropolis
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To find out how to plan a trip to Foz do Iguacu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in februari, plan for a bit cooler nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip site.

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In februari, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can 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

7
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip site.

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums 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

4
nights
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.
Explore El Calafate's surroundings by going to Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Seco & Glaciar Spegazzini). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: get outside with Enjoy!, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate road trip planning website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
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: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, look for all kinds of wild species at Lago del Desierto, and get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip builder.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Laguna de los Tres, Lago del Desierto
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Negra (Casa de Isla Negra & La Nave Imaginaria). And it doesn't end there: 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 La Chascona, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santiago online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Santiago takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Chalten to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Isla Negra
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

5
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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and head off the coast to Turtle Island.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santiago to Puerto Villamil. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 Baltra away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary website.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in maart, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

5
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Interpretation Center, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, kick back and relax at Playa Mann, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in maart, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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