60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Bratislava, Slovakia
Bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 12 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Lima, Peru
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Quito, Ecuador
— 15 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Bogota, Colombia
— 14 nights
Fly + Bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Bratislava, Slovakia

12
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan (in Lujan), Villa Ocampo (in San Isidro) and Museo Ciudad San Fernando de Buena Vista (in San Fernando). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online trip planner .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bratislava to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In January, Buenos Aires is much warmer than Bratislava - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Museo de arte Tigre, Museo Ciudad San Fernando de Buena Vista, Villa Ocampo, Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

16
nights
Lima, Peru

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lima: El Canon de Austisha (in Huarochiri), Balneario La Punta (in Callao) and Zona Arqueologica caral (in Caral). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, make a trip to Miraflores, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lima day trip tool .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Lima by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Lima, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica caral, El Canon de Austisha, Balneario La Punta
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

15
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otavalo (Museo Otavalango, Mercado 24 de Mayo, & more), Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Cayambe (Middle of the World, Volcan Cayambe, & more). Spend the 20th (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre, and gain insight at La Ronda.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Quito day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Quito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in February, things will get a bit cooler in Quito: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Otavalo, Cayambe, Cotopaxi National Park, Cuicocha, Termas de Papallacta
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Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

14
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, & more), Chia (Vivero Crisalide & Anticuario La Mona Lisa Arte y Antiguedades) and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima (in Tocancipa). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Chingaza National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Bogota, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Chia, Laguna de Guatavita, El Tambre, Chingaza National Park
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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