60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

60 days in Central America & South America Itinerary

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1
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
3
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
4
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
10
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
11
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
12
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
13
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
14
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights

3
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Punta Uva Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Bribri Talamanca.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary builder website.

Newark, USA to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cahuita National Park, Cataratas Bribri Talamanca
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Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and then stroll through Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora travel route planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Puerto Ayora. Traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Santa Cruz Fish Market ©
Santa Cruz Fish Market

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo) and Pisac (in Pisac). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Cusco, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, and stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

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You can fly from Puerto Ayora to Cusco in 19.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Puerto Ayora, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Spas

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Uyuni takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cusco in November: highs in Uyuni hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

6
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Salar de Tara. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Machuca, look and learn at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uyuni in November, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are much hotter, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Laguna Chaxa ©
Laguna Chaxa

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Chocolates Rapanui. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, get impressive views of Ventisquero Negro, and stroll around Parque Nahuelito.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro
River Rafting & Tubing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Torre and Laguna Capri. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Viedma Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, take a memorable drive along Road to El Chalten, and get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten holiday site.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Viedma Glacier ©
Viedma Glacier

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Climbing Tours. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and stroll around Parque Anfiteatro del Bosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read El Calafate tour itinerary planner.

Drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Tours
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Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Esmeralda and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park (Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo & Lago Roca). Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, examine the collection at CASA BEBAN, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia road trip planning site.

Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from El Calafate in December, with highs in Ushuaia at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tierra del Fuego National Park
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Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Tombo and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, visit Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino, and identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip planner.

Fly from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and Aventureiro. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach and stroll through Lagoa Azul.

Find out how to plan Ilha Grande trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Ilha Grande takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

5
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Largo da Ajuda and Praia dos Coqueiros. Step out of Porto Seguro with an excursion to Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, enjoy breathtaking views from Quadrado, get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, and get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ilha Grande to Porto Seguro takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Largo da Ajuda ©
Largo da Ajuda
Praia dos Coqueiros ©
Praia dos Coqueiros

4
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Farol do Morro and Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto). Step out of Morro de Sao Paulo to go to Ilha de Boipeba and see Morere, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo trip maker app.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Morere
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Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia dos Porcos and Boldro Beacch. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and stroll through Praia do Leão.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

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