60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 6 nights

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Capela de Sao Pedro and Fernando de Noronha Memorial. Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In January, Fernando de Noronha is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park ©
Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park

6
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get some historical perspective at Parque Lage and Jerusalem Cultural Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Mirante da Prainha, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

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

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then see Gran Aventura.

You can plan Iguazu National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Iguazu National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to El Calafate.

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

2
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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 18th (Mon), head outdoors with Enjoy! and then see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate tour planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to El Chalten.

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Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina

3
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El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Get outdoors at Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, get a new perspective on things with Rafting El Chalten, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip planner.

You can drive from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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.
Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at La Boca and Calle Defensa. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, shop like a local with Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

6
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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Salinas de Maras. Visit Sacred Valley of the Incas and Plaza de Armas for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Moray in Maras (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 31st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, hike along exploor, and steep yourself in history at Tipon.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cusco travel route planning website.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Cusco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Cusco is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Villamil.

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

6
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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.
Get outdoors at Rosedelco- Day tour and Sierra Negra. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Salinas, and scramble along the landscape with Volcan Trillizos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil vacation builder app.

Fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Scuba & Snorkeling
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

6
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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.
Get outdoors at Charles Darwin Research Station and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Aymara and Maprae. Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora online trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
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.
Visiting Wreck Bay Diving Center and Cerro Tijeretas will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion and Interpretation Center. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Wreck Bay Diving Center ©
Wreck Bay Diving Center
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt

6
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San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba San Andres Dive Shop and Hoyo Soplador. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, explore the gorgeous colors at West View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, and Head underground at Morgan's Cave.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to San Andres Island with the Route module. In February, daytime highs in San Andres Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

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Scuba San Andres Dive Shop ©
Scuba San Andres Dive Shop
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

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