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:  16​h 15​min
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
9
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
12
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

4
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota online road trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in October, you will find days in Bogota are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quito: Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Cayambe (The Quitsato Sundial & Volcan Cayambe). Spend the 29th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Quito visit planner .

Getting from Bogota to Quito by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in October, Quito is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Quito

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cayambe, Cotopaxi National Park, Cuicocha
Highlights from your plan
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

2
nights
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, then take a stroll through Las Penas, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Guayaquil takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in November, with highs in Guayaquil at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, and don't miss a visit to Miraflores.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lima trip builder site .

You can fly from Guayaquil to Lima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in November, things will get slightly colder in Lima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

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 Pisac (in Pisac) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, Cusco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi, and don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our La Paz travel route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz. Traveling from Cusco in November, things will get little chillier in La Paz: highs are around 20°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then head outdoors with Parque Nu Guasu, and then head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, and then ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asuncion trip builder .

You can fly from La Paz to Asuncion in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from La Paz in November; daily highs in Asuncion reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

3
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.
Take a break from San Pedro de Atacama with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Asuncion to San Pedro de Atacama in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Asuncion in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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 Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago attractions planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
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 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. On the 30th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Circuito Chico and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche road trip site .

You can fly from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

5
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, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take a stroll through Palermo.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Montevideo.

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Punta Ballena (Casapueblo, Playa Solanas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Pocitos, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo travel planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, Montevideo is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

3
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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo tour planner .

Getting from Montevideo to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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: stroll through Bondinho Pao de Acucar, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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