60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Exeter, United Kingdom
Fly:  25​h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
9
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  6​h
10
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Exeter, United Kingdom

7
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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernando de Noronha, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip app .

Exeter, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Exeter in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fernando de Noronha, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

6
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro driving holiday planner .

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): 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. On the next day, admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

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
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take a stroll through Palermo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. December in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park online travel planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado), Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santiago sightseeing app .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

La Sebastiana, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and contemplate the long history of Tipon.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco. December in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

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

3
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 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for 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

6
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, stroll through Playa Punta Carola, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, and go for a walk through Malecon San Cristobal.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

6
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 wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil online tour itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

7
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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, head outdoors with Galapagos Sub Aqua, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora vacation maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista, 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
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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