60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
— 1 day
2
Ciudad Boliviar, Venezuela
— 1 day
3
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
4
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
5
Iquitos, Peru
— 1 night
6
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
9
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
10
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
11
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
12
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
13
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
15
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 4 nights
16
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
17
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights

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Maracaibo, Venezuela

Maracaibo ©
Home to more than 2 million residents, Maracaibo boasts giant shopping malls and attractive parks, as well as a modern skyline that hugs the shore of an eponymous lake.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Barbara and then Head underground at Cuevas de Saman.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Maracaibo day trip website.

London, UK to Maracaibo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Maracaibo at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ciudad Boliviar.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Santa Barbara ©
Iglesia de Santa Barbara

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Ciudad Boliviar, Venezuela

Ciudad Boliviar
To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Boliviar vacation planning app.

Explore your travel options from Maracaibo to Ciudad Boliviar with the Route module. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Bogota.

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Explore hidden gems such as Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis and Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Colombia and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Go for a jaunt from Bogota to Zipaquira to see Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Ciclovia de Bogota, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Museo De La Universidad Del Rosario, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To plan Bogota vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ciudad Boliviar to Bogota. In June in Bogota, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Ciclovia de Bogota ©
Ciclovia de Bogota
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia

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nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Food Tours and El Panecillo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and El Palacio de Gobierno. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Casa del Alabado, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Bogota to Quito in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in June; daily highs in Quito reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
La Capilla Del Hombre ©
La Capilla Del Hombre
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado

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Iquitos, Peru

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
On the 19th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through La Isla De Los Monos. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature's Hospital, thenstroll through Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, and then examine the collection at Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Iquitos visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Iquitos takes 10.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in June: high temperatures in Iquitos hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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Cusco, Peru

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Tambomachay. Get in touch with nature at exploor and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, examine the collection at Hyper Real Walt Wizard Museum - CUSCO, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, and wander the streets of San Blas.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cusco online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. While traveling from Iquitos, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
exploor ©
exploor
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay

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nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of the city life by going to WMDR Yungas Road and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Mi Teleferico, and go all around town with City Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to La Paz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cusco in June, with highs in La Paz at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Walking tours

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nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museo del Meteorito. Take a break from the city and head to Valle Arcoiris and Salar de Tara. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the sky in a new way at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cordillera de la Sal.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

You can fly from La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, San Pedro de Atacama is a bit warmer than La Paz - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Off-Road Tours

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Santiago, Chile

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 Vina Cousino Macul and Barrio Italia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Museo Ferroviario de Santiago. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, examine the collection at La Chascona, take a stroll through Barrio Lastarria, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Vina Cousino Macul ©
Vina Cousino Macul
Museo Ferroviario de Santiago ©
Museo Ferroviario de Santiago

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Ushuaia Bay and Laguna Esmeralda. Visiting Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Glacier Martial will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Ushuaia takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Off-Road Tours

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, thenenjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Naval, and finally get engrossed in the history at La Casa del Virrey. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz, examine the collection at Museo del Humor, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, thenhead outdoors with Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Ushuaia to Colonia del Sacramento in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in July; daily highs in Colonia del Sacramento reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Del Bicentenario and Fragata ARA. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Parque 3 de Febrero. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, and wander the streets of Palermo Soho.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Fragata ARA ©
Fragata ARA

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Estadual da Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande and The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo. Get a sense of the local culture at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS and Estacao Pinacoteca. There's still lots to do: trek along Parque Sabesp Mooca, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and engage your brain at Catavento Cultural e Educacional.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in July: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museu do Futebol ©
Museu do Futebol
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS ©
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Avenida Atlantica and Sao Bento Monastery. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Morro Dois Irmaos, enjoy the sand and surf at Reserva Beach, trek along Claudio Coutinho Trail, and stroll through Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in July; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia das Dunas and Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Azedinha Beach and Farol Beach. Step out of Armacao dos Buzios with an excursion to Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia in Arraial do Cabo--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Armacao Beach, stroll through Ferradura Beach, and take advantage of the amenities at Tartaruga Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios online vacation planner.

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Armacao dos Buzios sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Praia das Dunas
Highlights from your plan
Praia das Dunas ©
Praia das Dunas
Armacao Beach ©
Armacao Beach
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach

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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.
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Centro Historico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Praia dos Coqueiros. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muta Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Taipe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip planner.

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto Seguro by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Porto Seguro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Praia dos Coqueiros ©
Praia dos Coqueiros

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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.
Visit Fernado de Noronha Island and Baia dos Golfinhos for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, and stroll around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha road trip planning app.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto Seguro in August: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach

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