60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 7 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 9 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Avenida Vinte De Janeiro próximo ao 290, Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 nights

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.
Capela de Sao Pedro and Ruínas do Antigo Presídio will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Baia do Sancho and Fernado de Noronha Island. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, trek along Trilha do Piquinho, kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, and Head underground at Buraco da Raquel.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha itinerary maker tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Budapest to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, things will get much warmer in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Visit Parque Lage and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian for their historical value. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, trek along Pedra da Gavea, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. In January in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Paraty, Brazil

— 7 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico and Saco do Mamangua Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Pouso da Cajaiba Beach. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar Peak, kick back and relax at Ilha da Cotia Beach, stroll through Sono Beach, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paraty trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 9 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get some cultural insight at Pico do Papagaio and Dois Rios Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Camiranga Beach and Aventureiro. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mangues Beach, stroll through Grande das Palmas Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Namaste Terapias Corporais, and take a peaceful walk through Tropical Forest.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Get outdoors at Laguna de los Tres and Fitz Roy. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, see what you can catch with El Chalten Anglers, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To find photos and tourist information, use the El Chalten trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ilha Grande to El Chalten by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 20.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cemiterio de Recoleta and La Boca are in your itinerary. Puerto Madero and Parque 3 de Febrero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and contemplate the long history of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Cusco, Peru

— 5 nights

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.
Visit Sacsayhuaman and Tipon for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacred Valley of the Incas and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, wander the streets of San Blas, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cusco online road trip planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Cusco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for little chillier days in Cusco, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 5 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Escape the urban bustle at Rosedelco- Day tour and Los Tuneles. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, explore the activities along Laguna Salinas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Tunel del Estero.

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You can fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 14 hours. Traveling from Cusco to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 7 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. Visiting Charles Darwin Research Station and Las Grietas will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Perros, stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lava Tunnel.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. February in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 4 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba San Andres Dive Shop and Hoyo Soplador. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis, stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to San Andres Island by combination of bus, ferry, and flight takes about 16 hours. February in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife