60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights

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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), make a trip to Bolivar Square, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bogota day trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Bogota is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect nights in Bogota to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Food Tours
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Specialty Museum
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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Mountain
Monserrate
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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Volcan Cayambe (in Cayambe). Spend the 29th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, get in on the family fun at Nayon Xtreme Valley, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Quito tour planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Quito in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Quito, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Quito

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:
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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Cerro Santa Ana, then wander the streets of Las Penas, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda La Danesa Lodge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil road trip site.

Fly from Quito to Guayaquil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in November, expect Guayaquil to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Museums
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Neighborhood
Las Penas
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Neighborhood
Cerro Santa Ana
4.6

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, make a trip to Miraflores, and ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Guayaquil to Lima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in November, expect Lima to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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History Museum
Museo Larco
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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

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 these side-trips from Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco visit planning site.

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Religious Site
Qorikancha
4.5
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Architectural Building
Centro Historico De Cusco
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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Huayna Potosi (in Milluni) and Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, and have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to La Paz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Bolivia Time is 1 hour. In November, La Paz is a bit cooler than Cusco - with highs of 20°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

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Scenic Drive
WMDR Yungas Road
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.7

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Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get outside with Parque Nu Guasu, and then get outside with Lago Ypacarai. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, and then ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Asuncion route planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Asuncion in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Asuncion is much warmer than La Paz - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Casa de la Independencia
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Outdoor Activity
Lago Ypacarai
3.6

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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.
When in San Pedro de Atacama, make a side trip to see Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, approximately Antofagasta away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

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Getting from Asuncion to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Asuncion, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
4.6
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Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna
4.7

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

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.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's still lots to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), make a trip to Patio Bellavista, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago day trip tool.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:
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Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

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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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: trek along Circuito Chico and get great views at Cerro Otto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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Hiking Trail
Circuito Chico
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires road trip website.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Punta Ballena (Casapueblo, Playa Solanas, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip maker.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in December since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

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Scenic Walking Area
Rambla de Montevideo
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Sao Paulo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Must see
Parque Ibirapuera
4.7
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Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing site.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in December since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:
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