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
— 5 nights
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Manaus, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Sucre, Bolivia
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
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Santiago, Chile
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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: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. January in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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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: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, take a stroll through Liberdade, see the interesting displays at Latin America Memorial, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get slightly colder in Sao Paulo: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Manaus, Brazil

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao, identify plant and animal life at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Negra Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Manaus vacation planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Manaus in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Manaus is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Manaus, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Manaus to Bogota in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Manaus in January, you will find days in Bogota are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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San Andres Island, Colombia

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Banda Dive Shop, stroll through Playa de San Luis, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoplum Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in January, expect nights in San Andres Island to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cusco tour builder tool.

Getting from San Andres Island to Cusco by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Andres Island in January: highs in Cusco hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Lima, Peru

City of the Kings

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, stop by Barranco, and take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lima road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Arequipa, Peru

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas.

To plan Arequipa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lima in February; daily highs in Arequipa reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, then see Multi-day Tours, and finally make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your La Paz trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Arequipa to La Paz in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Arequipa in February, with highs in La Paz at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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Sucre, Bolivia

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Sucre is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, stroll the grounds of General Cemetery, and engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sucre route planner.

Fly from La Paz to Sucre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Sucre: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

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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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Sucre to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sucre in February: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Cordoba, Argentina

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Eden Hotel (in La Falda), Villa Carlos Paz (Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, San Roque Lake, &more) and Alta Gracia (Museo Del Che Guevara & Museo Nacional Estancia Jesuitica Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey Liniers). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, make a trip to Plaza San Martin, and take in the awesome beauty at Cuchi Corral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cordoba trip planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Cordoba in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): do a tasting at RJ Vinedos, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally walk around Parque General San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza road trip planning app.

Fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, expect nights in Mendoza to be little chillier, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks

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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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

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 to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

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