60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  29​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  32​h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Parque Nacional Tijuca. Take a break from the city and head to Pao de Acucar and Praia de Ipanema. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro itinerary maker app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 29-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Jakarta to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. January in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

6
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Juquehy Beach and Tombo Beach. Get some cultural insight at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida and Passarela da Fe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Paulo: Aparecida (Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida & National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida), Skydiving (in Boituva) and Praia Guarau (in Peruibe). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aparecida, Tombo Beach, Praia Guarau, Skydiving, Juquehy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palermo Soho and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de la Plata and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, wander the streets of San Telmo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
Highlights from your plan
Palermo Soho ©
Palermo Soho
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

7
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 Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Parroquia San Eduardo and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Explore San Carlos de Bariloche's surroundings by going to Villa La Angostura (Cabalgatas del Tero, Rio Correntoso, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Tronador, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and walk around Parque Nahuelito.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for a bit cooler days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Villa La Angostura
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes

5
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti and Casa El Enemigo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodega Tierras Altas and The Vines of Mendoza. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Bodega Catena Zapata, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, and get great views at Cerro de la Gloria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mendoza vacation planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Casa El Enemigo, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon

5
nights
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 some historical perspective at Paseo Gervasoni and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colchagua Museum and Casa de Isla Negra. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Reñaca (in Vina del Mar), Valparaiso (Cerro Concepcion & Walking tours) and River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo). It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santiago trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Colchagua Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Casa de Isla Negra, Reñaca
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salar de Tara and Piedras Rojas. Take a break from the city and head to Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Tebinquinche Lake. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Train Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni and then head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and car from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Iglesia de San Francisco and Tiwanaku will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and WMDR Yungas Road. When in La Paz, make a side trip to see Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco, approximately 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico and enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read La Paz tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to La Paz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in February, you will find days in La Paz are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are little chillier (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Puma Punku
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Puma Punku ©
Puma Punku

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Tipon. Get in touch with nature at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi and Salinas de Maras. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Moray (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, tour the pleasant surroundings at exploor, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from La Paz to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in February: high temperatures in Cusco hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maras, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Miraflores, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), then take a stroll through Barranco, then take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lima journey planner .

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Lima, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Barranco ©
Barranco

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bogota trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in February, plan for little chillier days in Bogota, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

5
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plaza Santo Domingo and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Aviario Nacional de Colombia. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Trinidad, make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, and examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in February, you will find days in Cartagena are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa

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