60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America visit planner

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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Bus to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly to Campo Grande, Shuttle to Bonito
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Bonito, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Shuttle to Campo Grande, Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia

— 5 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Escape the urban bustle at West View and Playa de Spratt Bight. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba San Andres Dive Shop and Cayo Bolivar. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, and head off the coast to Johnny Cay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Manila, Philippines to San Andres Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Manila to San Andres Island. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Manila in June: highs in San Andres Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 5 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and Lava Tunnel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galeria Aymara and Maprae. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Tunel de Lava Bellavista, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and stroll through Black Turtle Cove.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora travel route tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from San Andres Island to Puerto Ayora takes 16 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Puerto Ayora, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cusco, Peru

— 7 nights

Imperial City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Sacred Valley of the Incas and Qorikancha are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Ollantaytambo to see Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along exploor, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cusco takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. When traveling from Puerto Ayora in June, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 1°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salar de Tara and Tebinquinche Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Termas Banos de Puritama and Pukara de Quitor. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Salta, Argentina

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, then see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, then learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salta trip itinerary builder.

Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta is 1 hour. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in June, you will find days in Salta are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Catedral Alta Patagonis and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Chocolates Rapanui, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche route builder.

Fly from Salta to San Carlos de Bariloche in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salta in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Bonito, Brazil

— 6 nights

Ecotourism Capital

A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Step out of the city life by going to Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo - Cachoeiras em Bonito, MS and Zipline. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso and Gruta Sao Mateus. Step out of Bonito with an excursion to Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo in Jardim--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Misteriosa, stroll around Parque das Cachoeiras, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquario Natural, and get a dose of the wild on Agencia Surucua.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bonito online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Carlos de Bariloche to Bonito in 19 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Bonito. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get outdoors at Aventureiro and Praia Preta. Step off the beaten path and head to Pico do Papagaio and Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Aquamarina Mergulho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, contemplate the long history of Ruinas do Lazareto, and kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry from Bonito to Ilha Grande in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bonito to Ilha Grande due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 3 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Visit Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Centro Historico for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia dos Coqueiros and Taperapua Beach. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado, stroll through Pitinga Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro driving holiday website.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Porto Seguro by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Brasilia, Brazil

— 2 nights

Capital of Hope

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, then browse the exhibits of Memorial JK, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida Dom Bosco, take in the views from Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brasilia planner.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Seguro in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Brasilia, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

— 5 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Almecegas I Waterfalls and Cachoeira dos Cristais. Step out of the city life by going to Cachoeira Loquinhas and Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Almecegas II and contemplate the waterfront views at Vale da Lua.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 7 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Baia dos Porcos and Praia do Cachorro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia do Leão and Fortaleza N S dos Remedios. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, kick back and relax at Fernado de Noronha Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites