60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 7 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, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Istanbul to Fernando de Noronha. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Foz do Iguacu in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Foz do Iguacu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, expect Buenos Aires to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Santiago, Chile

— 6 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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 6 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, and see some colorful creatures with Planet Ocean Dive Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santiago to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 7 nights
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 much more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 6 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, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, take a stroll through San Blas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Cusco tour builder.

Fly from Puerto Villamil to Cusco in 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Aquamarina Mergulho, visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Mangues Beach, and stroll through Lopes Mendes Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande vacation builder website.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Ilha Grande by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Machu Picchu to Ilha Grande, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take a stroll through Santa Teresa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches