60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  26​h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h 30​min
2
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 5 nights
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  22​h
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  6​h
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
6
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 15​min
10
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Penha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4​h
13
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 8 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  22​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

6
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.
Attractions like Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste and stroll through Praia do Leão.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Fernando de Noronha is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Dubai in June, you will find days in Fernando de Noronha are much colder (34°C), and nights are little chillier (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

5
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kids will enjoy Muro Alto Beach and Praia De Maracaipe. Step out of Porto de Galinhas to go to Tamandare and see Praia dos Carneiros, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, stroll through Toquinho Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas route planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas is minus 1 hour. June in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Attractions like Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Garrapatero make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, kick back and relax at Playa de La Estacion, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora route planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and bus from Porto de Galinhas to Puerto Ayora takes 22 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Playa las Bachas ©
Playa las Bachas
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes

4
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Attractions like Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan and Playa Puerto Villamil make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at El Faro, stroll through Posada de flamengos, head off the coast to Turtle Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary website .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Attractions like Cerro Brujo and Punta Pitt make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Loberia, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mann.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, make a short side trip with exploor, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

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
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and Museo Interactivo Mirador. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck (in Vina del Mar) and La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso). The adventure continues: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago holiday builder site .

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, La Sebastiana, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Palacio Barolo will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, make a trip to Plaza Dorrego, and get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect nights in Foz do Iguacu to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Penha.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
Penha, Brazil

Penha ©
A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
On the 31st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Armacao and then find something for the whole family at Beto Carrero World. On the next day, let the kids burn off some steam at Barra Sul Playground, then kick back and relax at Praia das Laranjeiras, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro da Aguada.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Penha trip planning site .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Penha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July in Penha, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Penha

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Balneario Camboriu
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Armacao ©
Praia da Armacao
Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rio de Janeiro trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Penha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Penha in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

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

8
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.
Attractions like Grumixama Beach and Itaguacu Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sitio Forte Beach and stroll through Ilha dos Macacos Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 4 hours. In August in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

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

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