60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
8
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
12
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Curitiba, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Valletta, Malta

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Go for a jaunt from Sao Paulo to Aparecida to see National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip planner .

Valletta, Malta to Sao Paulo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Valletta to Sao Paulo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Valletta in November; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

5
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Get out of town with these interesting Gramado side-trips: Bento Goncalves (Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia & Caminhos de Pedra), Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha) and Porto Alegre (Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre & Enigma Escape Game). There's still lots to do: stroll around Mini Mundo, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and examine the collection at Mundo a Vapor.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Canela, Bento Goncalves, Porto Alegre, Vinicola Salvattore
Highlights from your plan
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game

4
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Change things up with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Montevideo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

5
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Laguna de Rocha (in Rocha), Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, stroll through Playa Punta Ballena, and don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Punta del Este using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Laguna de Rocha, Pan De Azucar, Playa Punta Colorada
Highlights from your plan
Playa Punta Ballena ©
Playa Punta Ballena
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires tour planner .

Getting from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Punta del Este, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche journey builder site .

Getting from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

4
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
When in Mendoza, make a side trip to see Valle de Uco in Tupungato, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza online visit planner .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December: highs in Mendoza hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trip

Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Concha y Toro (in Pirque), La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

4
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

5
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). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, expect nights in Cusco to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, then appreciate the history behind The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, then steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museo del Barro, make a trip to Costanera de Asuncion, and then head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Asuncion trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cusco to Asuncion by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Paraguay Time (PYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in January: high temperatures in Asuncion hover around 39°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lago Ypacarai
Highlights from your plan
Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero ©
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero

1
night
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Museo Planet 3D and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Del Este day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. In January in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saltos del Monday
Highlights from your plan
Museo Planet 3D ©
Museo Planet 3D
Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday

2
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 5th (Sun), walk around Parque Barigui, explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, then walk around Parque Tangua, and then do a tasting at Familia Fardo Vinicola.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Curitiba trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ciudad Del Este to Curitiba in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ciudad Del Este in January; daily highs in Curitiba reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Familia Fardo Vinicola
Highlights from your plan
Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON

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, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder site .

Fly from Curitiba to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Curitiba in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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