60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  27​h
1
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 15​min
8
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
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 wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, head off the coast to Isabela Island, identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla, and cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil journey planning tool .

London, UK to Puerto Villamil is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

6
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.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

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Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In September in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

6
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, stroll through La Loberia, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, and kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In October in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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 Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso), Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

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You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires online travel planner .

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in October: high temperatures in Foz do Iguacu hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

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 in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Paulo: Valenbier Microcervejaria (in Extrema) and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Sao Paulo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, Valenbier Microcervejaria
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

10
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and hike along Trilha do Piquinho.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip builder website .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in November: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 35°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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