60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  25 h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10 h
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
5
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  14 h 30 min
7
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h
8
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
11
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
12
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
13
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
14
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Cairo, Egypt

6
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, hike along trilha Costa Azul, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect nights in Fernando de Noronha to be slightly colder, around 28°C, while days are much colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

4
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, admire the sheer force of Raizama waterfall, don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, and head outdoors with Abyss Waterfall.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cachoeira do Segredo
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Cachoeira Carioquinhas ©
Cachoeira Carioquinhas

5
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
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, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP.

Plan trip to Sao Paulo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sao Paulo, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

3
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, make a trip to Chave-Mestra Escape Game Gramado, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and get in on the family fun at Snowland.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gramado trip maker website.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Canela
Highlights from your plan
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu travel site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Go for a jaunt from Uyuni to Colchani to see Museo de la Llama y la Sal about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, get outside with Outdoor Activities, learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, and examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Foz do Iguacu to Uyuni takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Uyuni, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August: highs in Uyuni hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 15th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally explore the galleries of Arte Colonial. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip builder website.

Getting from Uyuni to Arequipa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Uyuni to Arequipa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uyuni in August, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Arequipa: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Arequipa to Machu Picchu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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.
Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Hacienda Sarapampa in Pisac, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Hacienda Sarapampa
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

5
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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, get outside with Cueva de Sucre, head off the coast to Turtle Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at El Faro.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cusco to Puerto Villamil. Traveling from Cusco to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In August in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

5
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and head off the coast to Isla Lobos.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

4
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), browse for treasures at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Bogota. While traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Tours Nature

Side Trip

Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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