60 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
2
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
3
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 1 night
4
Ofu, American Samoa
— 1 night
5
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 4 nights
6
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
7
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
8
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
9
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
10
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
11
Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 3 nights
12
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
13
Potosi, Bolivia
— 2 nights
14
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
15
Arequipa, Peru
— 4 nights
16
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights

4
nights
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 Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, stroll through Rentapao Riverside, take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, and explore the galleries of Fondation Suzanne Bastien.

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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 °C and lows at °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

Side Trip

Efate
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trip

Denarau Island
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina

1
night
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
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): don't miss a visit to Kingdomkoffie and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Centenary Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuku'alofa trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nadi to Nuku'alofa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Tonga Standard Time (TOT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Nadi in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nuku'alofa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ofu.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Centenary Church ©
Centenary Church

1
night
Ofu, American Samoa

Ofu ©
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 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

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ofu Beach ©
Ofu Beach

4
nights
Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Titikaveka Beach. 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 °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Aroa Beach, Titikaveka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) ©
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

2
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and One Foot Island. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, stroll through O'otu Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu, and head off the coast to Moturakau.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aitutaki online trip itinerary builder.

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

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island

1
night
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

5
nights
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
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 Mount Pahia and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, 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.

Fly 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
Highlights from your plan
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Deep Sea Pearls ©
Deep Sea Pearls

5
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
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 Ahu Nau Nau. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ahu Vinapu, don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, contemplate the long history of Papa Vaka, and Head underground at Ana Te Pahu.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa trip planner.

You can fly from Bora Bora to Hanga Roa in 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bora Bora to Hanga Roa is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Vinapu
Ahu Vinapu
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki

5
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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 Plaza Malvinas. 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Martial, 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 °C and lows about °C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Glaciar Martial
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

3
nights
Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno ©
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 take a bus. June in Perito Moreno sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Santiago on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Los Antiguos
Highlights from your plan
Lago Buenos Aires ©
Lago Buenos Aires
Parque Nacional Patagonia ©
Parque Nacional Patagonia
Chacra Don Neno ©
Chacra Don Neno

5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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 Horseback Riding Tours. 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 drive from Perito Moreno to Santiago in 23 hours. 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
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Food Tours

2
nights
Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi ©
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 °C in June, and nighttime lows around °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 plan
Cerro Rico ©
Cerro Rico
Casa Nacional de la Moneda ©
Casa Nacional de la Moneda
San Lorenzo Church ©
San Lorenzo Church

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

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 Plaza del Monticulo. 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, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Killi Killi.

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

You can fly from Potosi to La Paz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in La Paz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Chacaltaya ©
Chacaltaya
National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore ©

4
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.
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 °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

4
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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 Spas. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lima online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Arequipa in June, with lows around °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
Highlights from your plan
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

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