60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  32 h
1
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h
5
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
8
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
13
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
14
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

4
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.
Visit Playa Puerto Villamil and El Faro for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Concha de Perla and Mirador los tunos. There's much more to do: cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Salinas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planning tool.

Aberdeen, UK to Puerto Villamil is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Aberdeen to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de los Alemanes and Playa de los Perros. Get some cultural insight at Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora online vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion and Interpretation Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Playa Mann and La Loberia. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can 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
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt

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.
On the 18th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

Make your Machu Picchu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Zipline

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Salinas de Maras and Manu Wildlife Peru. Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and Museo de Arte Precolombino. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Choquequirao Archeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

2
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.
Get outdoors at Salar de Tara and Atacama Desert. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in October: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough 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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at San Cristóbal Hill and Ski Portillo Just For The Day. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Pali Aike (in San Gregorio) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). And it doesn't end there: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Santiago tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Pali Aike, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Ski Portillo Just For The Day
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Ski Portillo Just For The Day ©
Ski Portillo Just For The Day
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno National Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Perito Moreno.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park visit planner.

Fly from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Perito Moreno, Perito Moreno National Park
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Parque Nacional Perito Moreno
Parque Nacional Perito Moreno

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Puerto Madero and Cemiterio de Recoleta. Escape the urban bustle at Parque 3 de Febrero and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, try your luck at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, and look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Buenos Aires using our trip planner.

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November, you will find days in Buenos Aires are warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park online itinerary maker.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu attractions planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

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.
Visiting Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema will get you outdoors. Visit Pedra do Arpoador and Barra da Tijuca Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra da Gavea, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, and see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Visit Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas and Cupe beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Projeto Hippocampus, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Sueste and Baia dos Porcos. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, and stroll through Praia do Cachorro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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