60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Cali, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Margarita Island, Venezuela
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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.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Sagrado Coracao de Jesus Church, Imperial Museum, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro day trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Rio de Janeiro is minus 3 hours. In July, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Montevideo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 4 nights
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: Punta Ballena (MAREAS Escuela de Buceo & Museo – Taller de Casapueblo). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take an in-depth tour of Cabildo de Montevideo, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and walk around Parque Rodo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo online route maker.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Montevideo: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and make a trip to Av. Corrientes.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 1 night
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Uyuni driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Uyuni takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Uyuni is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, things will get slightly colder in Uyuni: highs are around 4°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Museums

La Paz, Bolivia

— 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
When in La Paz, make a side trip to see Tiwanaku in Tiwanaku, approximately Tiwanaku away. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, shop like a local with Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa, explore and take pictures at Plaza del Monticulo, and don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in July, you will find days in La Paz are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lima.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Lima, Peru

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and finally stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then take a stroll through Miraflores, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lima attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Lima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in July: highs in Lima hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Cusco, Peru

— 7 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras (about 1h 25 min away). On the 29th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cusco online holiday planner.

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, Cusco is cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Los Tuneles, head off the coast to Turtle Island, head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, and stroll through Concha de Perla.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Villamil takes 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, get engrossed in the history at Maprae, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 5 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, go for a walk through Malecon San Cristobal, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, and cast your line with Rosa Blanca.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip simple and quick.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. August in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Quito, Ecuador

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Intinan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. On your second day here, make a trip to Bordados Zuleta, examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, and finally examine the collection at Museo Camilo Egas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quito road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito takes 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in August; daily highs in Quito reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cali.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

Cali, Colombia

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Cali, and then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then trek along Picoloro Ecoturismo.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cali trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Cali takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Quito in August, expect Cali to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Bogota, Colombia

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the architecture and design of Rosario university, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bogota tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Cali to Bogota in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cali in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Medellin, Colombia

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll around Parques del Rio, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On your second day here, stroll around Parque La Guayacana and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Medellin itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in August; daily highs in Medellin reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Caracas.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Caracas, Venezuela

— 2 nights

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila and then admire all the interesting features of Centro de Arte Los Galpones. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Las Mercedes, then browse the exhibits of Museo de Bellas Artes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Caracas itinerary planner.

Getting from Medellin to Caracas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medellin to Caracas due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Margarita Island, Venezuela

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Caribbean

A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laguna de la Restinga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Yaque, and then explore the striking landscape at El Farallon Isla Blanca.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Margarita Island vacation builder.

You can fly from Caracas to Margarita Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. August in Margarita Island sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Galapagos Islands travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.