60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs, United States
+4
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  25​h
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  19​h 15​min
2
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  17​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7​h 15​min
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Bonito, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  9​h 30​min
9
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
13
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10​h 45​min
14
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Palm Springs, United States

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and Santa Cruz Fish Market. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Garrapatero, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara.

Discover how to plan a Puerto Ayora trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Palm Springs, USA to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Palm Springs to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Palm Springs in March since evenings lows in Puerto Ayora dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station

5
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salar de Tara and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and explore the striking landscape of Reserva Nacional de Flamencos.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama journey builder website .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Puerto Ayora to San Pedro de Atacama in 19.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to San Pedro de Atacama is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in March: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio Correntoso and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, look for gifts at Chocolates Rapanui, take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and head off the coast to Isla Victoria.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
Highlights from your plan
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, and take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

4
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Climbing Tours. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Climbing Tours

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Esmeralda and Ushuaia Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, and appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas.

Plan trip to Ushuaia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ushuaia, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano ©
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Costa da Lagoa and Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Molhe - Barra Sul (in Balneario Camboriu), Itapema Beach (in Itapema) and Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoinha do Leste, kick back and relax at Bombinhas Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Conceicao, and step off the mainland to explore Campeche island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip tool .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Florianopolis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in April, things will get warmer in Florianopolis: highs are around 79°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia do Rosa, Molhe - Barra Sul, Itapema Beach, Bombinhas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Costa da Lagoa ©
Costa da Lagoa
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

4
nights
Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cachoeira Boca da Onca and Grutas de Sao Miguel. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso, take in the dramatic scenery at Rio do Peixe, get a new perspective on nature at Gruta Sao Mateus, and relax in the rural setting at Fazenda Ceita Core.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bonito online trip planner .

Fly from Florianopolis to Bonito in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cachoeira Boca da Onca
Highlights from your plan
Rio Sucuri ©
Rio Sucuri
Cachoeira Boca da Onca ©
Cachoeira Boca da Onca
Rio do Peixe ©
Rio do Peixe

3
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Explore hidden gems such as Juquehy Beach and Jabaquara Beach. Go for a jaunt from Ilhabela to Maresias to see Maresias Beach about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, step off the mainland to explore Cabras Island, stroll through Curral Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ilhabela day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bonito to Ilhabela takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bonito to Ilhabela, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Ilhabela, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
Highlights from your plan
Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach

3
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Azedinha Beach and Porto da Barra Buzios. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Armacao dos Buzios: Arraial do Cabo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Praia Grande, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Rua das Pedras, enjoy the sand and surf at Azeda Beach, and stroll through Ferradurinha Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios tour planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilhabela to Armacao dos Buzios takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Arraial do Cabo
Highlights from your plan
Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Speed Boats Tours
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leblon Beach and Praia de Grumari. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Armacao dos Buzios to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

4
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Explore hidden gems such as Coroa Vermelha Beach and Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. There's much more to do: stroll through Muta Beach, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira, find something for the whole family at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, and see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Taperapua Beach ©
Taperapua Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda ©
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Conceicao Beach and Praia do Leão. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Atalaia Beach, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online holiday planner .

Fly from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto Seguro in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catarata dos Couros and Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Almecegas I Waterfalls, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and take an unorthodox tour of Jardim de Maytreia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Jardim de Maytreia ©
Jardim de Maytreia

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