60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 15​min
8
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly + Ferry:  22​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

5
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, head off the coast to Turtle Island, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Villamil is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

6
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 with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, browse the exhibits of Galeria Aymara, stroll through Playa las Bachas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora itinerary planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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: deepen your understanding at Interpretation Center, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, and stroll through Playa Punta Carola.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Machu Picchu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cusco road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado), La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago online holiday builder .

Getting from Cusco to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time to Chile Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

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: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip app .

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

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

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Valenbier Microcervejaria (in Extrema) and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo online travel route planner .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Foz do Iguacu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Valenbier Microcervejaria, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

7
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, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro vacation planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

8
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, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 29°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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