60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Fortaleza, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Salvador, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Curitiba, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Brasilia, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Iwokrama Forest, Guyana
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
10
Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h 15​min
11
Caracas, Venezuela
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  5​h
12
Georgetown, Guyana
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

4
nights
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sitio Sao Luis and Church of Cristo Rei. Let the collections at Redencao Municipal Museum and Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Ceara capture your imagination. Explore Fortaleza's surroundings by going to Beach Park (in Aquiraz), Senzala Negro Liberto Museum (in Redencao) and Maranguape Eco Museum (in Maranguape). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at 10th GAC Cultural Museum, kick back and relax at Praia de Morro Branco, get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Cultura Cearense, and admire the masterpieces at Museu da Fotografia Fortaleza.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fortaleza route tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Fortaleza is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Fortaleza due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Fortaleza to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Museums Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Redencao, Sitio Sao Luis, Maranguape Eco Museum, Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Ceara ©
Sitio Sao Luis ©
Sitio Sao Luis
Museu da Fotografia Fortaleza ©
Museu da Fotografia Fortaleza

5
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. Visit Sao Francisco Church and Convent and Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Resgate for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea and Captaincy Museum (in Ilheus) and Cachoeira (Reconcavo Religious Arts Museum & Memorial of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Good Death). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, wander the streets of Pelourinho, and explore the world behind art at Espaco Pierre Verger da Fotografia Baiana.

Plan my trip to Salvador with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Salvador takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Salvador can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cachoeira, Sea and Captaincy Museum, Cetrel Museum of Natural Science
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pao de Acucar and Copacabana Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ilha Fiscal and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum, Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, & more) and Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, examine the collection at Museu do Acude, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip tool .

Getting from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
Highlights from your plan
Ilha Fiscal ©
Ilha Fiscal
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida and Caminho Do Rosario. Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu da Lingua Portuguesa. Venture out of the city with trips to Fazenda Ipanema (in Ipero) and Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida (in Aparecida). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, examine the collection at Museu Do Futebol, don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, and engage your brain at Catavento Cultural e Educacional.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aparecida, Fazenda Ipanema
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Hollywood Dream Cars. Appreciate the collections at Mundo a Vapor and Museu de Cera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gramado: Adelmo Trott Historic Municipal Museum (in Taquara), Ceramics Studio by Anelise Bredow (in Morro Reuter) and Seminario Jesuita (in Pareci Novo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra, see the interesting displays at Harley Motor Show, steep yourself in history at Casa do Colono, and stroll around Mini Mundo.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gramado online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canela, Caxias Do Sul, Nova Petropolis, Bento Goncalves, Igreja Matriz de Nova Padua
Highlights from your plan
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Catedral de Pedra ©
Catedral de Pedra

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buddhist Temple and Ecomuseu de Itaipu. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marco Das Tres Fronteiras and Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas. Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras

5
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON and Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao. Popular historic sites such as Santuario Tabor Magnificat and Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Piedade are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Curitiba: Lapa (Cel. Joaquim Lacerda House, Casa da Memoria ou Casa dos Cavalinhos Museum, & more), Ponta Grossa (Museu de Arqueologia Ciro Flamarion Cardoso & Buraco Do Padre) and Palmeira (Witmarsum History Museum & Sitio Minguinho Museum). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, steep yourself in history at Museu de Arte Indigena de Curitiba, and get engrossed in the history at Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Curitiba planning site .

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Curitiba is a bit cooler than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lapa, Ponta Grossa, Palmeira, Familia Fardo Vinicola, Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Highlights from your plan
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON
Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola

5
nights
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Appreciate the collections at Memorial JK and Museo Nacional. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral Metropolitana and Santuario Dom Bosco. Step out of Brasilia with an excursion to Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario in Luziania--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Espaco Lucio Costa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario da Mae Rainha e Vencedora Tres Vezes Admiravel de Schoenstatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo da Boa Vontade, and take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasilia trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Brasilia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Brasilia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iwokrama Forest.

Things to do in Brasilia

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco

1
day
Iwokrama Forest, Guyana

Iwokrama Forest ©
One of the world's few remaining unspoiled tropical forests, Iwokrama Forest encompasses 3,700 sq km (1,400 sq mi) of lowland wilderness rainforest.
On the 9th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Iwokrama Canopy Walkway.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Iwokrama Forest online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Brasilia to Iwokrama Forest in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Iwokrama Forest is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Iwokrama Forest

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iwokrama Canopy Walkway ©
Iwokrama Canopy Walkway

1
night
Margarita Island, Venezuela

Margarita Island ©
A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hacienda El Tanque and then step into the grandiose world of Fortín La Galera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Laguna de la Restinga, then examine the collection at Museo Marino de Margarita, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Margarita Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Iwokrama Forest to Margarita Island takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Margarita Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Fortín La Galera
Fortín La Galera
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle ©
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle

4
nights
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Popular historic sites such as Iglesia de San Francisco and Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de Bellas Artes and Museo Sacro de Caracas. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin) (in La Colonia Tovar), Museo de Las Piedras (in La Guaira) and Sapo (in Canaima National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Kama - Kama Meru, shop like a local with Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, and steep yourself in history at Panteon Nacional.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Caracas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Margarita Island to Caracas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Caracas

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canaima National Park, Museo de Las Piedras, Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin)
Highlights from your plan
Sapo ©
Sapo
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Museo de Bellas Artes ©
Museo de Bellas Artes

4
nights
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara and Roy Geddes Steel Pan Museum. Guyana National Museum and Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, visit a coastal fixture at Georgetown Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and get your game on at GT Motorsports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Georgetown day trip planning site .

Getting from Caracas to Georgetown by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February in Georgetown, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Independence Square ©
Independence Square
Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery

4
nights
Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Fort Zeelandia and Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and Het Koto Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paramaribo: Reynsdorp (Museum Bakkie & Warappa Kreek) and Neotropical Butterfly Park (in Lelydorp). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tafelberg Nature Preserve, learn more about the world around you at Numismatisch Museum, admire the striking features of Dutch reformed church, and see the interesting displays at Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur.

Plan my day in Paramaribo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Georgetown to Paramaribo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Commewijne District, Tafelberg Nature Preserve, Neotropical Butterfly Park
Highlights from your plan
Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve
Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica

6
nights
Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Domaine Pascaud and Site archeologique Habitation Loyola will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) and Centre d'Archeologie Amerindienne de Kourou. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayenne: Sinnamary (Crique Toussaint & Crique Canceler), Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura (in Roura) and Les Iles du Salut (in Kourou). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Guyane, steep yourself in history at Fort Diamant, and step off the mainland to explore Ilet la Mere.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cayenne day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paramaribo to Cayenne. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kourou, Remire-Montjoly, Sinnamary, Zoo de Guyane, Marshes of Caw
Highlights from your plan
Marshes of Caw ©
Marshes of Caw
Site archeologique Habitation Loyola ©

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