60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Punta Del Este
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Shuttle to Foz do Iguacu Airport
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 5 nights
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: deepen your understanding at Interpretation Center, stroll through Playa Baquerizo, kick back and relax at La Loberia, and don't miss a visit to Malecon San Cristobal.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online sightseeing planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in January: high temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 84°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, get a taste of the local shopping with Patio Bellavista, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Santiago in 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
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.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Santiago to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to El Chalten due to the time zone difference. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Maldonado.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Maldonado, Uruguay

— 4 nights
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maldonado: Piriapolis (Castillo de Piria, Cerro San Antonio, &more) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, head off the coast to Isla Gorriti, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Maldonado trip builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Maldonado in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Maldonado, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires vacation planner.

You can fly from Maldonado to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 3 nights

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.
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, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, and see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu road trip planning app.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach, stroll through Meros Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Paraty, Brazil

— 6 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, kick back and relax at Iriri Beach, head outdoors with Cachoeira do Taquari, and take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paraty trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and get outside with Leblon Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, step off the mainland to explore Morro Sao Jose, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums