60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10​h
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
11
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
12
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
13
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
14
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: London, United Kingdom

5
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha itinerary planner .

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Fernando de Noronha hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

4
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
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, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, get great views at Janela Lookout, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Loquinhas, and make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
Highlights from your plan
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua

5
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 Petropolis to see Imperial Museum about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca, and head outdoors with Leblon Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Paulo: National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida) and Skydiving (in Boituva). There's still lots to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

Find out how to plan Sao Paulo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect Sao Paulo to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, Skydiving
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

4
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Casa Fontanari, Vinicola Torcello, & more), Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha) and Enigma Escape Game (in Porto Alegre). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and make a trip to Rua Coberta.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Canela, Vinicola Salvattore, Enigma Escape Game
Highlights from your plan
Enigma Escape Game ©
Enigma Escape Game
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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 these side-trips from Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santiago holiday builder app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, gain a rich perspective with exploor, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

Find out how to plan Machu Picchu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

4
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, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, don't miss a visit to Malecon San Cristobal, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, and head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In July, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

5
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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, head outdoors with Think Galapagos, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

You can plan Puerto Ayora trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In July in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, 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
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

7
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, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil day trip website .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. On the 30th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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