60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Mendoza, Argentina
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Santiago, Chile
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Cusco, Peru
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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Cali, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, catch a live event at Maracanã, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

Plan trip to Rio de Janeiro with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and stop by Jardins District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip website.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with highs in Sao Paulo at 33°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Must see
Parque Ibirapuera
4.7
Paulista Avenue ©
Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, go deep underground at Wanda Mines and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Iguazu National Park road trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sao Paulo to Iguazu National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Sao Paulo in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Iguazu Falls ©
Must see
Iguazu Falls
4.9
Wanda Mines ©
Mine
Wanda Mines
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and wander the streets of La Boca.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Highlights from your trip
Puerto Madero ©
Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
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Montevideo, Uruguay

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Museo – Taller de Casapueblo (in Punta Ballena), Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, stop by Pocitos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montevideo holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Montevideo, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Andeluna Cellars and then learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mendoza online trip maker.

Fly from Montevideo to Mendoza in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montevideo in January: highs in Mendoza hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries
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Andeluna Cellars ©
Winery / Vineyard
Andeluna Cellars
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Santiago, Chile

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, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

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Getting from Mendoza to Santiago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
La Chascona ©
Specialty Museum
La Chascona
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La Paz, Bolivia

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): walk around Valley of the Moon and then steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi, then enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia, and then make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to La Paz takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in La Paz are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Valley of the Moon ©
Geologic Formation
Valley of the Moon
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Tiwanaku ©
World heritage site
Tiwanaku
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Huayna Potosi ©
Mountain
Huayna Potosi
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Cusco, Peru

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisac (Hacienda Sarapampa & Pisac) and Winay Wayna (in Machu Picchu). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Cusco. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in February, with highs in Cusco at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Winay Wayna ©
Must see
Winay Wayna
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Historic Site
Sacsayhuaman
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Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park, stop by Las Penas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Guayaquil takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in February, expect nights in Guayaquil to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Historic Walking Area
Guayaquil Historical Park
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Cerro Santa Ana ©
Neighborhood
Cerro Santa Ana
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Las Penas ©
Neighborhood
Las Penas
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Quito, Ecuador

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Go for a jaunt from Quito to Puerto Quito to see Pichincha about 42 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, make a trip to El Panecillo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Quito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Guayaquil in February; daily highs in Quito reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Cali, Colombia

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Ermita, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Cali, and appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cali trip planner.

Getting from Quito to Cali by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Quito in February, expect Cali to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Museo Aereo Fenix ©
Must see
Museo Aereo Fenix
5.0
Andoke ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Andoke
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Medellin, Colombia

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Step out of Medellin with an excursion to Piedra Del Penol in Guatape--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, let little ones run wild at Parque Lleras, gain insight at Universidad de Antioquia, and make a trip to Plaza Botero.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cali to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cali in February, you will find days in Medellin are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Nature · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Piedra Del Penol ©
Geologic Formation
Piedra Del Penol
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Laguna de Guatape ©
Water Body
Laguna de Guatape
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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

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: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, hunt for treasures at Pasaje Rivas, and stroll around Parque de Usaquen.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip maker.

Fly from Medellin to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in February, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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