60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  30​h
1
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Coyhaique, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  15​h
11
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
12
Manu National Park, Peru
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
14
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Perth, Australia

5
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Expedicion Fitz Roy. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Isla Magdalena, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Recuerdo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, and brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punta Arenas trip itinerary tool .

Sydney, Australia to Punta Arenas is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Punta Arenas is minus 14 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get much colder in Punta Arenas: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Isla Magdalena ©
Isla Magdalena
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes

3
nights
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Take a break from the city and head to Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Aysen, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Marchant.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coyhaique trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in March: highs in Coyhaique hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Visiting Fitz Roy and Laguna Capri will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna Torre, look for all kinds of wild species at Lago del Desierto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paso de Viento, and admire all the interesting features of Mirador del Torre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip planner .

Drive from Coyhaique to El Chalten in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coyhaique to El Chalten. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

5
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Enjoy!, look for all kinds of wild species at Patagonia Profunda - Safari Experience, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate visit planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park vacation planner .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tierra del Fuego National Park and Isla Martillo. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges.

Before you visit Ushuaia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Ushuaia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Punta Tombo and Tangol Puerto Madryn. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, identify plant and animal life at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat, deepen your understanding at Ecocentro, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to San Carlos de Bariloche in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque 3 de Febrero and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and shop like a local with Palermo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online holiday planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (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
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in April: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Escape the urban bustle at Salar de Uyuni and Tunupa Volcano. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uyuni trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Iguazu National Park to Uyuni in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in April: highs in Uyuni hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

1
day
Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manu National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uyuni to Manu National Park. Traveling from Uyuni to Manu National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Los Jardines de Mandor. Take a break from Machu Picchu with a short trip to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo, about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Choquequirao Archeological Park, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, get great views at Intipuncu, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park

6
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 outdoors at Salinas de Maras and exploor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Moray (in Maras), Perolniyoq Waterfall (in Ollantaytambo) and Centro Texti Urpi (in Chinchero). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary app .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Cusco, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Perolniyoq Waterfall, Centro Texti Urpi
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Perolniyoq Waterfall ©
Perolniyoq Waterfall

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