60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America holiday maker

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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Shuttle to Foz do Iguacu Airport
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 6 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Cuzco
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile

— 3 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip website.

Brisbane, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Santiago, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens 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 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 5 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, kick back and relax at Mangues Beach, take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest, and visit a coastal fixture at Castelhanos Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May, things will get a bit warmer in Ilha Grande: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

— 6 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.
Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. The adventure continues: get great views at Janela Lookout, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Almecegas II, make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
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 6th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

Plan my day in Machu Picchu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Machu Picchu in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, hike along exploor, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cusco online trip planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil route app.

You can fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 6 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately Baltra away. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and head outdoors with Galapagos Sub Aqua.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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: stroll through Puerto Chino Beach, get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, discover the deep blue sea with Planet Ocean Dive Center, and kick back and relax at Playa Baquerizo.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip