60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, explore and take pictures at Pedra Bonita, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip app.

Valletta, Malta to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Valletta to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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 in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, see some colorful creatures with Aquamarina Mergulho, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Acaia.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Foz do Iguacu takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in September, plan for little chillier nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 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: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires route builder website.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Iguazu National Park in September, with highs in Buenos Aires at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Casinos

Santiago, Chile

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Valle Nevado to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 3 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, do sightseeing your way with Kenko Adventures, and see exploor.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Trails

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 3 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 5 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, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Perros.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora driving holiday site.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 21.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, flight, and ferry. September in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 5 nights
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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil holiday site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 6 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, go for a walk through Malecon San Cristobal, and see what you can catch with Galapagos Fan Dive.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno holiday planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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: Head underground at Kavak Cave, admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, and explore the activities along Sorowapo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canaima National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Canaima National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks

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 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, enjoy the sand and surf at Conceicao Beach, and take a tour by water with Imua Noronha.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha tour itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Fernando de Noronha. The time zone difference when traveling from Canaima National Park to Fernando de Noronha is 3 hours. In October in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature