60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Maragogi, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights

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Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Get outdoors at Praia Ponta de Mangue and Pontal do Maragogi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barra Grande Beach and Xareu Beach. Go for a jaunt from Maragogi to Sao Jose da Coroa Grande to see Una Museum about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Peroba Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Taocas, stroll through Maragogi Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Gales de Maragogi.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maragogi online holiday planner.

Portland, USA to Maragogi is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Portland to Maragogi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Maragogi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach
Peroba Beach ©
Peroba Beach

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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 a sense of the local culture at Shark Museum and Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Atalaia Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Praia do Cachorro, enjoy the sand and surf at Conceicao Beach, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Maragogi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

5
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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.
Visit Copacabana Beach and Praia do Leme for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Ipanema and Morro Dois Irmaos. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Niteroi (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, Costao de Itacoatiara, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Jerusalem Cultural Center, get engrossed in the history at Museu Historico Nacional, examine the collection at Instituto Moreira Salles, and explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 78°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra ©
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Instituto Tomie Ohtake and Paulista Avenue. Popular historic sites such as Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil and Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: stop by Livraria Cultura, see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and take an in-depth tour of Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Highlights from your plan
Instituto Tomie Ohtake ©
Instituto Tomie Ohtake
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS ©
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS
Estacao Pinacoteca ©
Estacao Pinacoteca

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Catedral de San Isidro and Puerto Madero. Do your shopping at Usina del Arte and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Venture out of the city with trips to Peru Beach (in Acassuso) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, and examine the collection at Museo Del Bicentenario.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Buenos Aires to be a bit cooler, temps between 58°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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Santiago, Chile

City of the Island Hills

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 Off-Road Tours and San Cristóbal Hill. Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Museo Historico Nacional are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Vina Santa Rita in Buin (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Interactivo Mirador, learn about winemaking at Vina Cousino Macul, wander the streets of Barrio Italia, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santiago holiday planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador

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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, then look for gifts at Green Hands, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia.

To plan La Paz vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Santiago to La Paz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in La Paz sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Rurrenabaque.

Things to do in La Paz

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan

5
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Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

Rurrenabaque ©

Gate to the Amazon

A holiday in Rurrenabaque is a great option for those interested in exploring the region's amazing natural biodiversity, breathtaking landscapes, and native cultures of the area.
Step off the beaten path and head to Escorpion Travels and River Yacuma. And it doesn't end there: tee off at El Chocolatal Golf Eco Resort, laugh and play at Oscar's Swimming Pool, and stop by La Cambita.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rurrenabaque itinerary builder.

Getting from La Paz to Rurrenabaque by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in July, with highs in Rurrenabaque at 83°F and lows at 63°F. You will leave for Machu Picchu on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Rurrenabaque

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf
Highlights from your plan
Escorpion Travels ©
Escorpion Travels
El Chocolatal Golf Eco Resort ©
El Chocolatal Golf Eco Resort
River Yacuma ©
River Yacuma

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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.
On the 31st (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Serpost, stop by Artesanias, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas Allcamayo, and finally stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, then stroll through Mandor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and finally catch some excitement at Samay Spa.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rurrenabaque to Machu Picchu. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rurrenabaque to Machu Picchu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cascadas Allcamayo ©
Cascadas Allcamayo
Mandor ©
Mandor
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu ©
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu

5
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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.
Sacsayhuaman and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at exploor and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cusco online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
exploor ©
exploor
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

City of the Kings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, stop by San Isidro, then admire the masterpieces at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then admire the masterpieces at Museo MATE, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Pedro de Osma.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lima trip app.

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Lima when traveling from Cusco in August, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, explore the world behind art at Maprae, explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora route maker.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Lima to Puerto Ayora in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lima in August, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 79°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Museo Casa del Alabado and Museo de la Ciudad will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Quicentro Shopping and Mercado Artesanal La Mariscalfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, admire the masterpieces at Convento De San Francisco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Quito route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Quito takes 9.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Ayora in August; daily highs in Quito reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Museo Casa del Alabado ©
Museo Casa del Alabado

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©

Athens of South America

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.
For shopping fun, head to Parque 93 or Pasaje Rivas. Explore hidden gems such as Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar and Museo Nacional de Colombia. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, explore the world behind art at Museo Santa Clara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Catedral Primada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bogota, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Bogota takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Quito in August: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar ©
Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar

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