60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 6 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 5 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno visit app.

Manchester, UK to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in September; daily highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 7 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

— 6 nights
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, admire the sheer force of Salto Kama - Kama Meru, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Canaima National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Ayora to Canaima National Park with the Route module. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Canaima National Park to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cusco, Peru

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, tour the pleasant surroundings at exploor, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take in the exciting artwork at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 5 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, approximately Valle Nevado away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, hit the slopes at La Parva Ski Resort, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santiago travel site.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 nights

Queen of La Plata

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, catch the contagious excitement of Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary website.

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

Plan my Iguazu National Park trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat.

Plan my Foz do Iguacu trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Gramado, Brazil

— 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): walk around Mini Mundo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gramado road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll set off for Ilha Grande on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 5 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, enjoy the sand and surf at Crena Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Aquamarina Mergulho.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip planning app.

Getting from Gramado to Ilha Grande by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, get your bearings at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

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

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. October in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Fernado de Noronha Island, stroll through Conceicao Beach, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature