60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Castro, Chile
— 4 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
9
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
10
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
12
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
13
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
14
La Paz, Bolivia
— 8 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park driving holiday site .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Florianopolis in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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 Punta Ballena (Casapueblo, Museo Taller de Casapueblo, & more), Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo (in Punta del Este). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Montevideo driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in September: high temperatures in Montevideo hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and wander the streets of Palermo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires journey planning site .

Getting from Montevideo to Buenos Aires by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

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
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lago Argentino and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

Start your trip to El Calafate by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in September: high temperatures in El Calafate hover around 8°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park travel planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nahuel Huapi Lake.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

4
nights
Castro, Chile

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Castro side-trips: Ancud (Playa Lechagua & Museo Regional de Ancud) and Punta Pirulil (in Cucao). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Quinchao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Castro online route planner .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Castro by car takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Castro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Chonchi, Ancud, Punta Pirulil, Museo Historico Etnografico
Highlights from your plan
Isla de Quinchao ©
Isla de Quinchao
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil

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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Castro to San Pedro de Atacama takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Castro in October: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles) and Valle de Uco (in Tupungato). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bodegas Salentein, Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

Plan trip to Lima with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Mendoza to Lima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Lima is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mendoza in October: highs in Lima hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Pisac (in Pisac) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and don't miss a visit to San Blas.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco visit website .

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

8
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of La Paz with an excursion to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku, head outdoors with Chacaltaya, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to La Paz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cusco in November, with highs in La Paz at 20°C and lows at 2°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

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