60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cali, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Banos, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Bus to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén, Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Bus to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
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Chiclayo, Peru
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Bogota, Colombia

— 2 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.
Step out of Bogota to go to Zipaquira and see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bogota visit planning tool.

London, UK to Bogota is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bogota is minus 5 hours. May in Bogota sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Cali, Colombia

— 2 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
On the 5th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then get the adrenaline pumping with Picoloro Ecoturismo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix, then examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, and then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cali attractions tool.

You can fly from Bogota to Cali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in May: high temperatures in Cali hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cali

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Quito, Ecuador

— 5 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Step out of Quito with an excursion to Middle of the World in Cayambe--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Quito trip planning site.

Getting from Cali to Quito by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cali in May, expect Quito to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Banos, Ecuador

— 3 nights
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Change things up with these side-trips from Banos: Riobamba (Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion & Pro Bici). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Cascada el Pailon (del Diablo), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mundo Verde, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa).

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Banos itinerary planning app.

Getting from Quito to Banos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks · Tours

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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and get outside with Think Galapagos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Banos to Puerto Ayora in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, ferry, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) 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

— 7 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Lima, Peru

— 5 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, stop by Dedalo arte & artesania, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lima trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Lima. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in May, with highs in Lima at 26°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Chiclayo, Peru

— 2 nights

City of Friendship

With a population of 738,000, Chiclayo represents the fourth largest city in Peru and serves as the capital of the Lambayeque Region.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Maria - Catedral de Chiclayo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla La Veronica. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sican Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chiclayo online holiday builder.

You can fly from Lima to Chiclayo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lima in June: highs in Chiclayo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu attractions planner.

Getting from Chiclayo to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cusco, Peru

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Pisac (in Pisac) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Puno, Peru

— 3 nights

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
On the 13th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Taquile Island, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, slough off your stress at Inca Sauna, and stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puno driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Puno, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

La Paz, Bolivia

— 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Paz: Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku), Huayna Potosi (in Milluni) and Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, experience the excitement of Andean Culture Distillery, and stop by ComArt Tukuypaj.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Puno to La Paz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Puno, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -4°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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: stroll through Copacabana Beach, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in June, things will get warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Trilha Costa Esmeralda, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums