60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

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

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
When in La Paz, make a side trip to see Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco, approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip planner .

Cusco, Peru to La Paz is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, La Paz is little chillier than Cusco - with highs of 19°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Puma Punku
Highlights from your plan
Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uyuni online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Uyuni in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from La Paz in October, you will find days in Uyuni are little chillier (8°C), and nights are a bit warmer (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Uyuni

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

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 31st (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López and then get outside with Lago Ypacarai. On your second day here, 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 then admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Asuncion vacation builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to Asuncion in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in October, things will get much hotter in Asuncion: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lago Ypacarai
Highlights from your plan
Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
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 2nd (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Museo Planet 3D, then walk around Snow Park, and then admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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
Snow Park ©
Snow Park

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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Ciudad Del Este to Rio de Janeiro by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ciudad Del Este in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sao Paulo, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gramado.

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
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Vinicola Cainelli, Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, & more), Viapiana Winery (in Flores Da Cunha) and Enigma Escape Game (in Porto Alegre). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, find something for the whole family at Snowland, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and walk around Mini Mundo.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gramado online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Gramado

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Canela, Enigma Escape Game, Viapiana Winery
Highlights from your plan
Enigma Escape Game ©
Enigma Escape Game
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

5
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.
Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montevideo road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Montevideo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Maldonado.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Maldonado, Uruguay

Maldonado ©
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Explore Maldonado's surroundings by going to Laguna de Rocha (in Rocha), Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Cerro Arequita (in Minas). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa, admire the landmark architecture of Casapueblo, and head outdoors with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maldonado holiday builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Maldonado takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Maldonado, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Cerro Arequita, Cerro San Antonio, Pan De Azucar, Laguna de Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Rocha ©
Laguna de Rocha
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, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Maldonado to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time 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

3
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.
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis, hike along Circuito Chico, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

5
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. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, do a tasting at Bodega Matervini, and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mendoza trip planner .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time 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

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado), Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santiago road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, 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

5
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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Antofagasta and see Salar de Atacama, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and identify plant and animal life at Atacama Desert.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip builder app .

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Atacama Desert, Salar de Atacama
Highlights from your plan
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

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