60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h 45​min
5
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus:  6​h
6
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+5
Shuttle + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  13​h
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
9
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: London, United Kingdom

7
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.
Capela de Sao Pedro and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao will appeal to history buffs. Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: stroll through Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha journey planner .

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha is minus 2 hours. In April, Fernando de Noronha is warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondinho Pao de Acucar and Praia de Ipanema. Popular historic sites such as Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: stroll through Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita.

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

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April since evenings lows in Iguazu National Park dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parque 3 de Febrero and Plaza de Mayo. Get some historical perspective at Calle Defensa and Recoleta. Change things up with a short trip to Parroquia San Antonio de Padua in San Antonio de Areco (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Parroquia San Antonio de Padua
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

3
nights
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 Fitz Roy and Laguna Capri. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, look for all kinds of wild species at Lago del Desierto, hike along Paso de Viento, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park online tour planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park in 6 hours. In April in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valle De La Luna and Salar de Tara. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Los Glaciares National Park to San Pedro de Atacama takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to San Pedro de Atacama. While traveling from Los Glaciares National Park, expect warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

6
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.
Visit Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas for their historical value. Visiting Salinas de Maras and exploor will get you outdoors. Step out of Cusco to go to Maras and see Moray, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take a stroll through San Blas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco attractions website .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Visiting Cerro Tijeretas and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Playa de Oro, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Cusco to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the Route module. Traveling from Cusco in May, expect nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt

7
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.
Galeria Aymara and The Angelique Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Charles Darwin Research Station and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora online tour planner .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In May in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, 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

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sierra Negra and Concha de Perla. There's much more to do: cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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