60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America holiday planner
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Drive to San Cristóbal Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Air France Beach, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leblon Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra da Gavea, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May, things will get slightly colder in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 7 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangues Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Itaguacu Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
On the 20th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Foz do Iguacu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in May, expect Foz do Iguacu to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 2 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Palermo, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in May, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Santiago.
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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.
Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santiago travel route planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu planning tool.

Getting from Santiago to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cusco.
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Historic Sites

Cusco, Peru — 5 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.
On the 7th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner.

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. June in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 5 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Turtle Island, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Concha de Perla, and take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil online vacation planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Puerto Villamil. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Samay Latin Art, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, and explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency, kick back and relax at Puerto Grande, don't miss a visit to Kicker Rock, and stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online trip maker.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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