60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  12​h
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Sucre, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
8
Valparaiso, Chile
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
10
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sun), wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, and finally wander the streets of Miraflores. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, then wander the streets of Barranco, then take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lima tour site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lima is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Lima. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

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

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Intipuncu and Los Jardines de Mandor. Popular historic sites such as Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Winay Wayna are in your itinerary. Take a break from Machu Picchu with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Lima to Machu Picchu in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Zipline

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 Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Moray. Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Salinas de Maras in Maras--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Company of Jesus Church, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

Discover how to plan a Cusco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November in Cusco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Adventure

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Cathedral of Arequipa Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yanahuara and San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, and contemplate the long history of Petroglifos de Toro Muerto.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Cusco to Arequipa by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Arequipa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Petroglifos de Toro Muerto
Highlights from your plan
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Mi Teleferico, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Andean Culture Distillery, then admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cotapata National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to La Paz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Bolivia Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arequipa in December: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 18°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in La Paz

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cotapata National Park ©
Cotapata National Park
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Visiting La Maja and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad and Templo-Museo "San Francisco de Asis" will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of La Recoleta, view the masterpieces at Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria, don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at General Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sucre trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from La Paz to Sucre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in December, with highs in Sucre at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
Plaza 25 de Mayo ©
Plaza 25 de Mayo
MUSEF ETNOGRAFIA Y FOLKLORE ©
MUSEF ETNOGRAFIA Y FOLKLORE

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piedras Rojas. Step out of the city life by going to Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Salar de Tara. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and browse the collection at Libreria Del Desierto.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sucre to San Pedro de Atacama in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Pedro de Atacama when traveling from Sucre in December, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

4
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reñaca and Playa de Zapallar. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa de Isla Negra and Paseo Gervasoni. Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: La Rambla (in Zapallar), Fulladrenalin (in Los Molles) and Playa Los Molles (in La Ligua). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Canelillo, take in the exciting artwork at Miel de Oveja, see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, and don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Valparaiso day trip planning app .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Valparaiso, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Zapallar, Playa El Canelillo, Fulladrenalin, Casa de Isla Negra
Highlights from your plan
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Vina Undurraga. Get in touch with nature at San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at La Chascona, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Artes Visuales.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santiago road trip app .

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vina Undurraga, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Canon del Atuel and River Rafting & Tubing. Pulenta Estate Winery and Casa El Enemigo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Los Sauces (SOLOCONTIGO Wine & Bodega Corazon del Sol) and Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul and get great views at Cerro de la Gloria.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Mendoza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Los Sauces, Casa El Enemigo, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Laureano Gomez Winemaker, Canon del Atuel
Highlights from your plan
Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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 River Rafting & Tubing and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rio Correntoso and Isla Victoria. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Villa La Angostura and see Cabalgatas del Tero, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, cast your line with a fishing tour, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planning app .

Getting from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mendoza in January: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Villa La Angostura
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Get in touch with nature at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Glacier Martial. Get a sense of the local culture at Estancia Harberton and Acatushun Museum. Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip builder site .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Ushuaia: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

8
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.
Puerto Madero and Palermo Soho are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia Nuestra Senora Del Carmen (in Lobos), Iglesia San Patricio (in Mercedes) and Catedral de la Plata (in La Plata). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in January; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Catedral de la Plata, Basilica de Lujan, Iglesia San Patricio, Iglesia Nuestra Senora Del Carmen
Highlights from your plan
Palermo Soho ©
Palermo Soho
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan

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