60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
+6
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  13​h 30​min
3
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
+6
Shuttle + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  14​h 45​min
4
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Punta Choros, Chile
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Coyhaique, Chile
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Ancud, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Melipeuco, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Santa Cruz, Chile
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Santiago, Chile
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Berlin, Germany

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Salinas de Maras. Venture out of the city with trips to Moray (in Maras), Piquillacta (in Huarcapay) and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of San Blas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cusco vacation planner .

Berlin, Germany to Cusco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Cusco, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Piquillacta, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

4
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Choquequirao Archeological Park. Step out of the city life by going to Los Jardines de Mandor and Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. When in Machu Picchu, make a side trip to see Ruinas de Choquequirao in Cachora, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna and make a trip to Intipuncu.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu route planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Ruinas de Choquequirao
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

2
nights
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Step out of the city life by going to Isla del Sol and Lake Titicaca. Popular historic sites such as Cerro Calvario and Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Isla De La Luna.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Copacabana trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Copacabana in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Copacabana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pukara de Quitor and Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay. Get outdoors at Salar de Tara and Atacama Desert. Step out of San Pedro de Atacama with an excursion to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Copacabana to San Pedro de Atacama takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Choros.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salar de Atacama, 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

1
night
Punta Choros, Chile

Punta Choros
On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta Choros online tour itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from San Pedro de Atacama to Punta Choros with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January: highs in Punta Choros hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Choros

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
nights
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Get outdoors at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and Coyhaique National Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Cascada La Virgen in Puerto Aisen (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coyhaique trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Punta Choros to Coyhaique. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Punta Choros in January since evenings lows in Coyhaique dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cascada La Virgen
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Ancud, Chile

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Relax by the water at Playa Lechagua and Parque Nacional De Chiloe. Get in touch with nature at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony and Photography Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ancud: Parque Aventura Chaiguen (in Quemchi), Museo Municipal de Castro (in Castro) and Museo Historico Etnografico (in Dalcahue). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ancud online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Coyhaique to Ancud in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ancud are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melipeuco.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Castro, Museo Historico Etnografico, Parque Aventura Chaiguen, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud

2
nights
Melipeuco, Chile

Melipeuco ©
Melipeuco is a town and commune (comuna) in Chile, located at the foot of the Andes, in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region. On the 26th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Conguillio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Llaima and then explore the activities along Laguna Icalma.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melipeuco trip builder website .

Drive from Ancud to Melipeuco in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Melipeuco

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Laguna Icalma
Highlights from your plan
Conguillio National Park ©
Conguillio National Park
Llaima ©
Llaima

7
nights
Santa Cruz, Chile

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Relax by the water at Punta De Lobos and Playa La Puntilla. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Viu Manent Winery and Vina Casa Silva. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Lolol (Vina Santa Cruz & Hacienda Araucano), Pichilemu (Playa Punta de Lobos & Salinas de Cahuil) and Koyle Family Vineyards (in San Fernando). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Río de Los Cipreses National Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle and see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Melipeuco to Santa Cruz takes 7.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pichilemu, Lolol, San Fernando, Río de Los Cipreses National Reserve, Vina Tipaume
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

8
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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 in touch with nature at San Cristóbal Hill and Reñaca. Get some cultural insight at Concha y Toro and Barrio Bellavista. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca), Pirque (Vina El Principal & Alyan the Wine Experience) and Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago journey builder tool .

Getting from Santa Cruz to Santiago by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Casablanca, Pirque, Valparaiso, Reñaca, Casa Marin Winery
Highlights from your plan
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

9
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.
Visit Juquehy Beach and Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Tombo Beach and Praia de Sao Pedro. Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Jureia Beach (in Sao Sebastiao), Bertioga (SESC Bertioga, Itaguare, & more) and Guaruja (Iporanga e das Conchas Beach, Pitangueiras beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue, don't miss a visit to Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seara Bendita Instituicao Espirita.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Sao Paulo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Guaruja, Bertioga, Sao Sebastiao, Campos Eliseos Beach, Associação Cultural Nossa Senhora de Fátima
Highlights from your plan
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach

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