60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly + Shuttle:  18​h
1
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  11​h 45​min
3
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4​h
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry:  16​h
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from the city and head to Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Cupe beach. We've included these beaches for you: Muro Alto Beach and Serrambi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Recife (Instituto Ricardo Brennand & Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Toquinho Beach, view the masterpieces at Casa Jerimum, and explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas day trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Montreal to Porto de Galinhas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in January: high temperatures in Porto de Galinhas hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachorro, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha vacation planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In January, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

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

5
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get outdoors at Lopes Mendes Beach and Meros Beach. Relax by the water at Lagoa Azul and Dois Rios Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aventureiro and stroll through Praia do Funil.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Fernando de Noronha to Ilha Grande with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Ilha Grande is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pao de Acucar and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Imperial Museum in Petropolis, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and take a stroll through Santa Teresa.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get in touch with nature at Praia Mole and Joaquina Beach. Relax by the water at Jurere Internacional and Lagoinha do Leste. Venture out of the city with trips to Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca) and Prainha Beach (in Guarda do Embau). There's more to do: stroll through Praia do Campeche and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Lagoa Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florianopolis route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, you will find days in Florianopolis are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Prainha Beach, Guarda do Embau Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Jurere Internacional ©
Jurere Internacional
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. For shopping fun, head to Puerto Madero or El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Museo de arte Tigre (in Tigre) and Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes (in San Antonio de Areco). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through La Boca, make a trip to Recoleta, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Florianopolis to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes, Museo de arte Tigre
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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.
Escape the urban bustle at San Cristóbal Hill and Playa Tunquen. Museum-lovers will appreciate La Chascona and Casa de Isla Negra. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Kingston Family Vineyards (in Casablanca), La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes Visuales, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santiago attractions planning tool .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Tunquen, Concha y Toro, Kingston Family Vineyards, Colchagua Museum, La Sebastiana
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Qorikancha. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, trek along exploor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

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

Fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. March in Cusco sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Charles Darwin Research Station and Scuba & Snorkeling. For shopping fun, head to Galeria Aymara or Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa las Bachas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora tour app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora in 16 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in March: highs in Puerto Ayora hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Loberia and Puerto Chino Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cerro Brujo and Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Pitt, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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