60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America vacation planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Bus to São Paulo - Tietê, Fly to Campo Grande, Shuttle to Bonito
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Bonito, Brazil
— 6 nights
Shuttle to Campo Grande, Fly to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 7 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Conceicao Beach and Atalaia Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Buraco da Raquel, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leão, and see the interesting displays at Shark Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha holiday planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

— 3 nights

Highland Paradise

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cachoeira Loquinhas and Vale da Lua. Get outdoors at Catarata dos Couros and Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias day trip planning app.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks

Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 5 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Popular historic sites such as Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Centro Historico are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Muta Beach. When in Porto Seguro, make a side trip to see Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia, approximately Santa Cruz Cabralia away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Taipe, stroll through Pitinga Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quadrado.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Porto Seguro trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Tijuca and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Leblon Beach, admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal, explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and visit Santa Teresa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro driving holiday planner.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Visiting Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aventureiro and Dois Rios Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Abraaozinho Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangues Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, and see some colorful creatures with Aquamarina Mergulho.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Paraty, Brazil

— 4 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Get in touch with nature at Paraty Bay and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Ilha do Pelado and Meio Beach. There's more to do: take a stroll through Centro Historico and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachadaco.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paraty visit planning tool.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Paraty by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Bonito, Brazil

— 6 nights

Ecotourism Capital

A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo - Cachoeiras em Bonito, MS and Gruta Sao Mateus. Take a break from the city and head to Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo and Parque das Cachoeiras. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa Misteriosa, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Paraty to Bonito takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paraty to Bonito. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 3 nights

End of the World

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ushuaia Bay and Laguna Esmeralda. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Martial and Bahia Lapataia. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, see Off-Road Tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Bonito to Ushuaia takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in July, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sendero de los Arrayanes and Isla Victoria. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in July, plan for little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Cusco, Peru

— 7 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salinas de Maras and exploor. Visit Sacsayhuaman and Moray for their historical value. Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take a stroll through San Blas, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cusco day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cusco in 16.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 5 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Get in touch with nature at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and Think Galapagos. Discover out-of-the-way places like Las Grietas and Shark Diving. There's much more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Perros, explore the world behind art at Maprae, and get outside with Galapagos Sub Aqua.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, you will find days in Puerto Ayora are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 3 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West View and Cayo Bolivar. Visiting Caribe Extremo and Hoyo Soplador will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Acuario, and relax and rejuvenate at Dream Island Spa.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to San Andres Island takes 16 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Puerto Ayora in July, with highs in San Andres Island at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors