60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America journey planner

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 8 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 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 Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Fly

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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, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, and examine the collection at Shark Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 25-hour combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In January, Fernando de Noronha is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online holiday planner.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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: wander the streets of Centro Historico, enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Meio Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Paraty trip website.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 8 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 Lopes Mendes Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Foz do Iguacu in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 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, don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maldonado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Maldonado, Uruguay

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maldonado: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Piriapolis (Castillo de Piria, Cerro San Antonio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, head off the coast to Isla Gorriti, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Montoya.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maldonado road trip planning site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Maldonado in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and car. February in Maldonado sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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 13th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, and then explore the activities along Laguna Torre. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Chalten journey maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maldonado to El Chalten in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago travel planner.

Getting from El Chalten to Santiago by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 6 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, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Santiago to Puerto Ayora takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Santiago to Puerto Ayora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 7 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola, and stroll through Puerto Chino Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. February in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip