60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 8 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more) and Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bogota, Colombia

— 5 nights

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 Ermita de Santa Barbara (in Tabio). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bogota holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect Bogota to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 10°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 7 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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and take a stroll through Palermo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires planning app.

Fly from Bogota to Buenos Aires in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. When traveling from Bogota in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lima.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Lima, Peru

— 6 nights

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 historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take a stroll through Barranco, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lima visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Lima takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in July, with highs in Lima at 22°C and lows at 19°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Santiago, Chile

— 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Lima to Santiago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Quito.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Quito, Ecuador

— 7 nights

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.
On the 7th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Quito takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Quito due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

— 3 nights
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Quito to Santa Cruz by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Santa Cruz is 1 hour. In August, Santa Cruz is a bit warmer than Quito - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Montevideo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 5 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montevideo: Punta Ballena (Playa Punta Ballena & Museo – Taller de Casapueblo), Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Puerta de la Ciudadela (in Colonia del Sacramento). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and take a stroll through Pocitos.

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Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry from Santa Cruz to Montevideo takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Santa Cruz in August, plan for cooler days in Montevideo, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Georgetown.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Georgetown, Guyana

— 5 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Pandama Retreat & Winery, admire all the interesting features of Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Bldg.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Georgetown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Georgetown takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Guyana Time (GYT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Montevideo in August, things will get much hotter in Georgetown: highs are around 35°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Georgetown

Spas · Wineries · Historic Sites