60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Drive:  5​h
1
Guarapuava, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
2
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + Fly:  15​h 15​min
3
La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cafayate, Argentina
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
10
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
12
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Curitiba, Brazil

2
nights
Guarapuava, Brazil

Guarapuava ©
Guarapuava is a city in the mid south of Paraná state in Brazil. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Entre Rios History Museum and Visconde de Guarapuava Municipal Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Do Lago and Catedral Nossa Senhora de Belem. Change things up with these side-trips from Guarapuava: Prudentopolis (RPPN Ninho do Corvo & Sao Josafat Church). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Schoenstatt and stroll around Parque Municipal das Araucarias.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Guarapuava day trip planner.

Curitiba to Guarapuava is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Guarapuava

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Prudentopolis
Highlights from your plan
Parque Municipal das Araucarias ©
Parque Municipal das Araucarias
Parque Do Lago ©
Parque Do Lago

4
nights
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Los Roques National Park ©
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Get in touch with nature at Madrisqui and Francisqui. Explore hidden gems such as Crasqui and El Palafito. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Cayo De Agua.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Roques National Park route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guarapuava to Los Roques National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Crasqui ©
Crasqui

5
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de San Francisco and Tiwanaku. National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore and Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Mi Teleferico.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz travel planning site .

Fly from Los Roques National Park to La Paz in 15.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in La Paz are 17°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort
Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi

2
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Guemes and MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta. Popular historic sites such as Virgen de los Tres Cerritos and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus, see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, and make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salta trip app .

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Salta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Salta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in June: high temperatures in Salta hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Museo Guemes ©
Museo Guemes
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, then don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at La Garganta del Diablo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cascadas del Rio Colorado, then delve into the distant past at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Central.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cafayate trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Salta to Cafayate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus. Let the collections at Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers and Museo Palacio Ferreyra capture your imagination. Explore Cordoba's surroundings by going to Eden Hotel (in La Falda), Calamuchita Valley (in Villa General Belgrano) and Villa Carlos Paz (San Roque Lake & Camino de las Las 100 Curvas). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes, examine the collection at Museo San Alberto, make a trip to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Cordoba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cordoba are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alta Gracia, Villa Carlos Paz, Calamuchita Valley, Eden Hotel
Highlights from your plan

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at El Camino de las 365 Curvas and River Rafting & Tubing. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti and Bodega Ruca Malen. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Maipu (Casa El Enemigo & Familia Zuccardi). On the 19th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Bodega Chandon and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Mendoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maipu, El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo

3
nights
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Quila Quina and Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum. Get outdoors at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and Cerro Chapelco. Step out of San Martin de los Andes to go to Junin de los Andes and see Volcán Lanín, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lago Lolog.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Martin de los Andes using our trip planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to San Martin de los Andes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lanín
Highlights from your plan
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Lanín ©
Lanín

6
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Sendero de los Arrayanes and Piedras Blancas will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting San Carlos de Bariloche side-trips: Rio Correntoso (in Villa La Angostura) and Mirador Lago Traful (in Villa Traful). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing tool .

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mirador Lago Traful, Rio Correntoso
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

4
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. Escape the urban bustle at Cerro Fitz Roy and Road to El Chalten. When in El Chalten, make a side trip to see Rios de Hielo in El Calafate, approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Mirador del Torre, don't miss a visit to Viedma Glacier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rios de Hielo, Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Mirador del Torre ©
Mirador del Torre

5
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.
Visiting Glaciar Martial and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Estancia Harberton and Acatushun Museum. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

4
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo de Gemas. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa El Doradillo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Puerto Piramides) and Museo Pueblo de Luis (in Trelew). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo, and take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trelew, Punta Tombo, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera

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 some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and San Telmo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Recoleta. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Catedral de la Plata (in La Plata) and Lujan (Basilica de Lujan & Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, and examine the collection at Fragata ARA Sarmiento.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires vacation builder website .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Lujan, Catedral de la Plata
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

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