60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Rosario, Argentina
Drive:  3​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  15​h 30​min
4
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  6​h
6
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  24​h
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Rosario, Argentina

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.
When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Vuela in General Rodriguez, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Rosario to Buenos Aires is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Rosario in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vuela
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park day trip site .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Los Glaciares National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso), Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santiago attractions planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, La Sebastiana
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

6
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.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, get outside with Galapagos Sub Aqua, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Santiago to Puerto Ayora in 15.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

6
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.
Puerto Villamil is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary builder website .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

6
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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Interpretation Center, stroll through Cerro Tijeretas, take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Pitt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

Plan a Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and steep yourself in history at Tipon.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cusco online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Cusco. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras, Pisac
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu journey app .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

8
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha in 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha. In November, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

6
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip builder site .

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 24°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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