60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
7
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
10
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
11
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  6​h
12
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
13
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
14
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

5
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Conceicao Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

5
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: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) 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
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip planning app .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Foz do Iguacu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in 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 on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

5
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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires route builder app .

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 little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Lago Argentino and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate driving holiday 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 15°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park travel route builder tool .

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In March in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

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 Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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: River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso). There's still lots to do: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To plan Santiago vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

La Sebastiana, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

5
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cusco road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu travel planning site .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, make a trip to Dona Pilo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the Route module. In March in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

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 wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Concha de Perla, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil online trip builder .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi, Head underground at Kavak Cave, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador El Oso.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canaima National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Ayora to Canaima National Park with the Route module. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
Mirador El Oso ©
Mirador El Oso

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