60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Medellin, Colombia
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
4
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
5
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
9
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Medellin, Colombia

7
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Galeria Aymara and Maprae are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Maki-Art Gallery and Galeria Exotico Ecuadorfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora road trip website .

Medellin, Colombia to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cerro Brujo and Puerto Chino Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Salinas de Maras and exploor. Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and stop by Hilo.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Cusco with the Route module. While traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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. It doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio and admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cusco in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

6
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 outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Get some cultural insight at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Puerto Madero and San Telmo. For shopping fun, head to Palermo or El Ateneo Grand Splendid. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires online attractions planner .

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Palermo ©
Palermo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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
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.
Visit Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Pao de Acucar and Praia de Grumari. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra da Gavea, take some stellar pictures from Pedra Bonita, and take in nature's colorful creations at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar

6
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Escape the urban bustle at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Praia dos Carneiros. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atelie Gilberto Carcara and Nata Artesanato. Venture out of the city with trips to Recife (Instituto Ricardo Brennand & Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe, explore the galleries of Casa Jerimum, and explore the striking landscape at Outeiro church and panoramic view.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Recife, Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

8
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.
Visit Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Praia do Sueste and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Fernando de Noronha, take in the pleasant sights at Trilha Atalaia, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

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