60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Hanga Roa, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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Mendoza, Argentina
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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El Calafate, Argentina
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Ushuaia, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Salta, Argentina
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Arequipa, Peru
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Cusco, Peru
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Hanga Roa, Chile

— 5 nights
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Take a break from the city and head to Anakena and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rano Raraku and Orongo. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, explore the ancient world of Hanga Kioe, kick back and relax at Ovahe, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Hanga Te'e.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip tool.

Manila, Philippines to Hanga Roa is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time is minus 14 hours. When traveling from Manila in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Hanga Roa: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Iglesia de San Lazaro. Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), Cinco Oceanos Dive Center (in Algarrobo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Vina Santa Rita, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Santiago takes 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mendoza, Argentina

— 6 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore hidden gems such as Casa El Enemigo and Bodega Chandon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pulenta Estate Winery and Bodega Tierras Altas. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles) and Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). On the 16th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza online trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Mendoza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Cascada de los Duendes. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's lots more to do: hike along Sendero de los Arrayanes, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Parque Nahuelito, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mendoza in June; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 nights
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 23rd (Wed), head outdoors with Enjoy! and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our El Calafate tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June: highs in El Calafate hover around 3°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glaciar Martial and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount). Get outdoors at Ushuaia Bay and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Lago Roca, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip itinerary app.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de la Plata and Museo de La Plata. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica de Lujan and Palermo. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, and take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In June, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer than Ushuaia - with highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Salta, Argentina

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Salta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, you will find days in Salta are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are little chillier (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Salta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Valle Arcoiris. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atacama Desert and Salar de Tara. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

You can drive from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Salta in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arequipa, Peru

— 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, and then make a trip to Plaza de Armas. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa day trip planning website.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa 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 San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and exploor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cusco, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cartagena, Colombia

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Torre del Reloj and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Aviario Nacional de Colombia about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and look for gifts at El Centro Artesano.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Cartagena takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in July: high temperatures in Cartagena hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 5 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West View and Cayo Rocoso. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Spratt Bight and Caribe Extremo. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cocoplum Bay, kick back and relax at Playa de San Luis, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island online itinerary maker.

Getting from Cartagena to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cartagena in July: highs in San Andres Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Peru travel guide

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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.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.