60 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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Ofu, American Samoa
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Avarua, Cook Islands
— 4 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Hanga Roa
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to Comodoro Rivadavia, Bus to Perito Moreno
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Bus to Balmaceda, Foot to Balmaceda, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly to Alcantarí Airport, Drive to Potosi
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Potosi, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive to Sucre, Fly to La Paz
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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Port Vila, Vanuatu

The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Rentapao Riverside. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Port Vila Markets, and explore the galleries of Fondation Suzanne Bastien.

Plan a Port Vila trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Port Vila is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Vanuatu Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in May, with highs in Port Vila at 33°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Vila

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
Blue Lagoon ©
Water Body
Blue Lagoon
4.6
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.2

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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, don't miss a visit to Fiji Culture Village, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nadi travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Nadi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Port Vila to Nadi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Centenary Church.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nuku'alofa online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Nuku'alofa takes 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nadi to Nuku'alofa. While traveling from Nadi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nuku'alofa, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ofu.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Ofu, American Samoa

Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ofu Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ofu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Ofu takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Tonga Standard Time (TOT) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 23 hours. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Avarua.

Things to do in Ofu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Ofu Beach ©
Nature / Park
Ofu Beach
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Avarua, Cook Islands

Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Muri Lagoon. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), kick back and relax at Aroa Beach, stroll through Tikioki Marine Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Cook Islands Cultural Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Avarua travel route planning site.

Getting from Ofu to Avarua by flight takes about 20.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Muri Lagoon ©
Beach
Muri Lagoon
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Aitutaki Lagoon. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to One Foot Island, enjoy the sand and surf at O'otu Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu, and stop by T & S Artworx.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Aitutaki trip app.

You can fly from Avarua to Aitutaki in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Must see
Aitutaki Lagoon
4.9

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Papeete, French Polynesia

The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, view the masterpieces at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, and then look for gifts at Viamiti Perles.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Papeete trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Papeete in 27 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papeete

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matira Beach and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Leopard Rays Trench, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, and view the masterpieces at Bora Art Upstairs.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bora Bora online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Matira Beach ©
Beach
Matira Beach
4.6
Deep Sea Pearls ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Deep Sea Pearls
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Hanga Roa, Chile

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rano Raraku and Maunga Terevaka. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ahu Vinapu, Head underground at Ana Te Pahu, stroll through Anakena, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa route site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Hanga Roa in 16 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bora Bora to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Rano Raraku ©
Must see
Rano Raraku
4.9
Ahu Vinapu
Ruin
Ahu Vinapu
4.4
Ahu Tongariki ©
Must see
Ahu Tongariki
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Ushuaia, Argentina

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 Lago Roca and Glaciar Martial. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, and make a trip to Plaza Don Bosco.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planning tool.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Ushuaia by flight takes about 21 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in May, things will get colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Glaciar Martial ©
Mountain
Glaciar Martial
4.6
Lago Roca ©
Water Body
Lago Roca
4.7
Ushuaia Bay ©
Biking Trail
Ushuaia Bay
4.6

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Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Chacra Don Neno and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Buenos Aires. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Patagonia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Perito Moreno trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Perito Moreno in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Perito Moreno sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for Santiago on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lago Buenos Aires ©
Water Body
Lago Buenos Aires
4.8
Chacra Don Neno ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Chacra Don Neno
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Santiago, Chile

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Templo Baha'i. There's still lots to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Perito Moreno to Santiago in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perito Moreno to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Potosi.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Must see
Cerro Santa Lucia
4.5
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Must see
Food Tours
4.9

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Potosi, Bolivia

Ville Imperial

One of the highest cities in the world at 4,090 m (13,420 ft), Potosi actually rose to fame for something below the ground.
On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Cerro Rico and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Church. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Casa Nacional de la Moneda and then admire the striking features of San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Potosi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santiago to Potosi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Cerro Rico ©
Historic Site
Cerro Rico
4.2
Casa Nacional de la Moneda ©
Specialty Museum
Casa Nacional de la Moneda
3.8
San Lorenzo Church ©
Historic Site
San Lorenzo Church
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La Paz, Bolivia

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chacaltaya and Mirador Killi Killi. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, ponder the world of politics at Centro de Informacion Turistica, push the limits with an extreme tour, and don't miss a visit to Cementerio General.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz online trip builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Potosi to La Paz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in La Paz are 17°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.7
Chacaltaya ©
Outdoor Activity
Chacaltaya
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Arequipa, Peru

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, make a trip to Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa trip planner.

Fly from La Paz to Arequipa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from La Paz in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Arequipa, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Arequipa Massage ©
Must see
Arequipa Massage
4.8
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Specialty Museum
Santa Catalina Monastery
4.7
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
World heritage site
Historic Centre of Arequipa
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Lima, Peru

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Isidro and Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, and don't miss a visit to Miraflores.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip builder website.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Arequipa in June, with lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
Museo Larco ©
History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8
San Isidro ©
Neighborhood
San Isidro
4.4

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