60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4​h
4
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h 30​min
6
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 5 nights
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  22​h
7
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Plaza de Mayo and Palacio Barolo. Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and La Boca. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and wander the streets of Recoleta.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Melbourne to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Mole and Praia do Campeche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Beto Carrero World (in Penha) and Prainha Beach (in Guarda do Embau). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste, wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and stroll through Jurere Internacional.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florianopolis visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Florianopolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beto Carrero World, Prainha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Jurere Internacional ©
Jurere Internacional

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.
Visit Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Praia de Grumari, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel route planning app .

You can fly from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

6
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
We've included these beaches for you: Lagoa Azul and Aventureiro. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grande das Palmas Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ruínas do Antigo Presídio and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste and stroll through Ponta das Caracas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha with the Route module. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Get some cultural insight at Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados. Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare, about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ricardo Brennand Institute, Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa las Bachas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Aymara and Maki-Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, admire the masterpieces at Maprae, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, and make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora travel route builder app .

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Puerto Ayora by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and bus takes about 22 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Puerto Ayora. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Playa las Bachas ©
Playa las Bachas
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cerro Brujo and Playa Mann. And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Loberia, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, don't miss a visit to La Casa del Ceibo, and explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online day trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In March in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

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 20th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Iglesia De Santo Domingo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Iglesia San Martin de Tours (in Huarocondo) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco attractions planner .

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 March in Cusco, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Iglesia San Martin de Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

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