60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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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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Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
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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, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

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Cairo, Egypt to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Cairo to Fernando de Noronha. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

— 4 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, take in the dramatic scenery at Almecegas I Waterfalls, head outdoors with Abyss Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, and explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 4 nights

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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, and get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks

Gramado, Brazil

— 3 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, walk around Mini Mundo, and test your team's savvy at Caro Watson Escape Game.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gramado trip site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
On the 10th (Mon), see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu day trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. August in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Uyuni is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, see Off-Road Tours, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, and examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uyuni journey planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Uyuni in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Uyuni. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, you will find days in Uyuni are much colder (7°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Arequipa, Peru

— 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Arte Colonial. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa trip planner.

Fly from Uyuni to Arequipa in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Uyuni in August, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Arequipa: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then stroll through Mandor. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu day trip app.

Fly from Arequipa to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Cusco, Peru

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Pisac to see Hacienda Sarapampa about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, trek along exploor, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco road trip planning website.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, take a tour by water with Los Tuneles, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Puerto Villamil. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, head outdoors with Think Galapagos, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, go for a walk through Malecon San Cristobal, and make a trip to Dona Pilo.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation tool.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. September in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Bogota, Colombia

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Centro Empresarial Santa Barbara, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll through Monserrate.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bogota sightseeing planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Bogota. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in September, you will find days in Bogota are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.