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:  28 h
1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
4
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  13 h
5
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
11
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 9 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mann.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 28- hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in January; daily highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, and kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora day trip website.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

6
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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, and glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Change things up with a short trip to Casa de Isla Negra in Isla Negra (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Santiago. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Santiago is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Casa de Isla Negra
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Fitz Roy, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, and make a trip to Viedma Glacier.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to El Chalten in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lago del Desierto, Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Seco & Glaciar Spegazzini). Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate online day trip planner.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

6
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Calle Defensa, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in February, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

3
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Niteroi to see Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Leblon Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and get great views at Pedra Bonita.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

9
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha visit planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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