60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Huaraz, Peru
— 6 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 10 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 7 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 7 nights
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 7 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 8 nights
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Santiago, Chile
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Huaraz, Peru

— 6 nights
One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Climbing Tours and Laguna Wilcacocha. Get in touch with nature at Laguna Churup and Los Olivos. Get out of town with these interesting Huaraz side-trips: Chavin de Huantar (Chavin National Museum & Archaeological Site of Chavin), Hatun Machay Rock Forest (in Pampas Chico) and Laguna Querococha (in Recuay). There's much more to do: stroll through Callejon de Conchucos, make a trip to Jiron Jose Olaya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia La Soledad, and admire the sheer force of Cataratas de Yuracyacu.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Huaraz trip builder site.

Paris, France to Huaraz is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Huaraz are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lima.

Things to do in Huaraz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Lima, Peru

— 10 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Lomas de Asias. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima and Museo MATE. Venture out of the city with trips to Wetlands of Ventanilla (in Callao) and El Silencio (in Punta Hermosa). There's still lots to do: stroll around El Parque del Amor, snap pictures at Bridge of Sighs, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima day trip planner.

Fly from Huaraz to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Huaraz, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 7 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Choquequirao Archeological Park and Banos Termales de Cocalmayo. Get outdoors at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Phutuq K'usi. Explore Machu Picchu's surroundings by going to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray), Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna (in Ollantaytambo) and Zipline (in Santa Teresa). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu day trip planning website.

Fly from Lima to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

La Paz, Bolivia

— 7 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Visiting WMDR Yungas Road and Valley of the Moon will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Urban Rush Bolivia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Paz: Huayna Potosi (in Milluni) and Chacaltaya Ski Resort (in Milluni). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Chacaltaya, make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Killi Killi, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to La Paz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is 1 hour. In November in La Paz, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sucre.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sucre, Bolivia

— 7 nights

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri) and Museo del Tesoro. Take a break from the city and head to La Maja and The 7 Cascadas. Spend a fun-filled day on the 14th (Thu) at Villa Norita. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza 25 de Mayo, get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and stroll the grounds of General Cemetery.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sucre trip itinerary app.

Getting from La Paz to Sucre by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in November, with highs in Sucre at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Salta, Argentina

— 8 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quebrada de San Lorenzo and Dique Cabra Corral. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Alemania. Venture out of the city with trips to El Alfarcito (in Rosario de Lerma), San Salvador de Jujuy (Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy, Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, &more) and Cachi (Recta del Tin Tin & Parque Nacional Los Cardones). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, see the interesting displays at Cabildo Historico de Salta, and explore the world behind art at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salta holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Sucre to Salta in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sucre to Salta. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sucre in November, with highs in Salta at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Salta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santiago, Chile

— 9 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Casablanca Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Bodegas RE and Vina Undurraga. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Casablanca (Vinedos Veramonte, Kingston Family Vineyards, &more), Playa Grande Las Cruces (in Las Cruces) and Vina Santa Rita (in Buin). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina, enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Santiago Tower, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Santiago takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salta to Santiago. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips