60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Quito
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Banos, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Bus to Quito, Fly to Bogota
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Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Santa Marta, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 1st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni and then head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uyuni online vacation planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Uyuni is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Uyuni, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, you will find days in Uyuni are colder (8°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo Inka. Visit Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

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You can fly from Uyuni to Cusco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uyuni to Cusco. While traveling from Uyuni, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Arequipa, Peru

— 3 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Monasterio de la Recoleta. Museum-lovers will appreciate Santa Catalina Monastery and Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cusco to Arequipa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Lima, Peru

— 3 nights

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.
Centro Historico de Lima and Huaca Pucllana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo and ChocoMuseo Kennedy. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and wander the streets of Barranco.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 6 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Get outdoors at La Loberia and Punta Pitt. We've included these beaches for you: Puerto Chino Beach and Cerro Brujo. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Mann, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, and identify plant and animal life at Planet Ocean Dive Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lima to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lima in October: high temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 6 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at SAMAY Latin Art and Maprae. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and Las Grietas. The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the exciting artwork at The Angelique Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and admire the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 6 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Visiting Los Tuneles and Las Tintoreras will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Concha de Perla and Playa Puerto Villamil. There's still lots to do: cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, take in the waterfront at Malecon Cuna del Sol, hike along Pozas verde, and step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip tool.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Quito, Ecuador

— 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Cotopaxi National Park and Pichincha. Visit Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced for their historical value. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Intinan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, admire the masterpieces at Convento De San Francisco, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

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Getting from Puerto Villamil to Quito by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito. November in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Banos, Ecuador

— 3 nights
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Get outdoors at Cascada EL Pailon and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruta de las cascadas and La Casa del Arbol. There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the sheer force of Cascada el Manto de la Novia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Banos travel route builder website.

Getting from Quito to Banos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Bogota, Colombia

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Laguna de Guatavita and Monserrate. Step off the beaten path and head to Barrio La Candelaria and Museo de Artes Graficas. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Banos to Bogota by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, daytime highs in Bogota are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 6 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba San Andres Dive Shop and West View. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Spratt Bight and Bahia del Cove. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Cocoplum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Dream Island Spa, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to San Andres Island takes 4 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Cartagena, Colombia

— 5 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Barrio Getsemani and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory and Scuba & Snorkeling are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. November in Cartagena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Santa Marta, Colombia

— 4 nights

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Cristal and Parque de Los Novios. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Marta holiday planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Marta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.