60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  18​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  21​h
7
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  8​h
12
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  7​h
13
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Morro da Urca and Parque Nacional Tijuca. The adventure continues: get great views at Sugarloaf Mountain, stroll through Parque Lage, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dublin to Rio de Janeiro. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in October; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Morro da Urca ©
Morro da Urca

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Jardin Lavender Park and Caminhos de Pedra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Ferradura Park ( Horseshoe Park) (in Canela) and Bento Goncalves (Casa Valduga Winery & Parque Epopeia Italiana). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Casa do Colono, don't miss a visit to Fonte do Amor Eterno, get in on the family fun at Snowland, and do a tasting at Jolimont Winery.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gramado trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Gramado takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Canela
Highlights from your plan
Le Jardin Lavender Park ©
Le Jardin Lavender Park
Casa do Colono ©
Casa do Colono
Portico via Nova Petropolis ©
Portico via Nova Petropolis

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM and Pocitos. Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Montevideo Sign, get great views at Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo, and explore the historical opulence of Pittamiglio"s Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Montevideo road trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Montevideo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Montevideo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM ©
Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Puerto de Punta del Este and Playa Brava. Step out of Punta del Este with an excursion to Cerro San Antonio in Piriapolis--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este tour builder website .

Take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Helicopter Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

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You can fly from Punta del Este to Ushuaia in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Punta del Este in October, with highs in Ushuaia at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Helicopter Tours
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse ©
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catedral Alta Patagonis and Piedras Blancas. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Villa La Angostura and see Rio Correntoso, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Tronador, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and walk around Parque Nahuelito.

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You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Ushuaia, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro

1
day
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uyuni vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Carlos de Bariloche to Uyuni takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Uyuni. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, expect nights in Uyuni to be a bit warmer, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Iglesia de San Francisco. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia, examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in October, you will find days in La Paz are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are a bit cooler (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and Pisac. On the 8th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 10th (Sun) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tipon, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Company of Jesus Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from La Paz to Cusco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Cusco. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in November, with highs in Cusco at 26°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trips

Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman

4
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Larco and Centro Historico de Lima. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and stop by Dedalo arte & artesania.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in November, Lima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Miraflores Boardwalk ©
Miraflores Boardwalk
Barranco ©
Barranco

4
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Basilica del Voto Nacional. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), admire all the interesting features of La Ronda, and don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Quito trip planning site .

Getting from Lima to Quito by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Quito when traveling from Lima in November, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Las Grietas. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, and stroll through Playa las Bachas.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary site .

Getting from Quito to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8 hours. In November, Puerto Ayora is a bit warmer than Quito - with highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

1
night
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Monserrate, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip maker .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Bogota by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in November: highs in Bogota hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

2
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Torre del Reloj, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, then stop by Milenio Joyeria, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, explore the historical opulence of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip builder app .

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in November, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Plaza Bolivar ©
Plaza Bolivar

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