60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
4
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  18​h
5
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+5
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  19​h 15​min
6
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Ferry:  6​h
7
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  7​h 30​min
8
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Itacare, Brazil
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5​h
11
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
12
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h
13
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
14
Maragogi, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  23​h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

3
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 Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Grumari for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and explore and take pictures at Maracanã.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 5 hours. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Step out of the city life by going to Lagoinha do Leste and Praia Mole. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bombas Beach and Praia do Rosa. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas), Embratel Hill (in Garopaba) and Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Barra da Lagoa Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Lagoa da Conceicao, step off the mainland to explore Campeche island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis holiday planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June; daily highs in Florianopolis reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bombinhas Beach, Praia das Laranjeiras, Morro da Embratel, Praia do Rosa, Praia de Bombas
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Bombas ©
Praia de Bombas
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Patagonia Ski School. Explore hidden gems such as Cerro Tronador and Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 12th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, step off the mainland to explore Isla Victoria, and trek along Circuito Chico.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in June, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Sacred Valley of the Incas and Salinas de Maras. Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo, approximately 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, take a stroll through San Blas, and explore the ancient world of Q'enqo.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco online journey planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cusco in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cusco. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Reserva El Chato and Las Grietas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, admire the masterpieces at Maprae, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora in 18 hours. Traveling from Cusco in June, expect nights in Puerto Ayora to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
Highlights from your plan
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station

4
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia Pedra do Sino and Jabaquara Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Da Feiticeira and Praia de Barequecaba. Change things up with a short trip to Maresias Beach in Maresias (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Paqueta, take an in-depth tour of Waldemar Belisario Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curral Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ilhabela day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Ayora to Ilhabela with the Route module. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Ilhabela, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Puerto Ayora in June; daily highs in Ilhabela reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
Highlights from your plan
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach
Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira

4
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.
Relax by the water at Abraaozinho Beach and Lagoa Azul. Get a sense of the local culture at Aqueduto da Ilha Grande and Castelhanos Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aventureiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Itaguacu Beach, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilhabela to Ilha Grande in 6 hours. Traveling from Ilhabela in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ilha Grande, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande

3
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Get in touch with nature at Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and Praia do Forte. You'll get in some beach time at Farol Beach and Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradura Beach, make a trip to Rua das Pedras, and get outside with Buzios Escola de Asa Delta.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios trip maker tool .

Getting from Ilha Grande to Armacao dos Buzios by combination of ferry and bus takes about 7.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Praia do Forte
Highlights from your plan
Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

3
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Visiting Muta Beach and Praia do Espelho will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church and Pintor Pires. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitinga Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Quadrado, and kick back and relax at Coroa Vermelha Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda ©
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda

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nights
Itacare, Brazil

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Visiting Praia da Tiririca and Jeribucacu Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Barra Grande Beach and Prainha Beach. Go for a jaunt from Itacare to Marau to see Taipus de Fora Beach about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Havaizinho Beach and stroll through Ribeira Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Itacare trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Porto Seguro to Itacare in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Itacare can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Barra Grande Beach, Taipus de Fora Beach
Highlights from your plan
Taipus de Fora Beach ©
Taipus de Fora Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

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nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Visit Garapua Beach and Quarta Praia for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Gamboa Beach. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Mirante, and enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo trip planning site .

Getting from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Itacare in July, Morro de Sao Paulo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

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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 dos Golfinhos and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Praia do Cachorro. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Conceicao Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha travel planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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nights
Praia da Pipa, Brazil

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
Step off the beaten path and head to Madeiro Beach and Guarairas Beach. Get outdoors at Pipa Beach and Dolphins Bay. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Amor Beach.

Plan my day in Praia da Pipa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July, plan for little chillier nights in Praia da Pipa, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Madeiro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Guarairas Beach ©
Guarairas Beach
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach

1
night
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Antunes Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Ponta de Mangue, and then see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Japaratinga Beach and then see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maragogi holiday builder app .

You can drive from Praia da Pipa to Maragogi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Maragogi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Japaratinga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande ©
Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande

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