60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive
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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
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Drive to San Cristóbal Airport, Fly to Edinburgh

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 6 nights

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, examine the collection at Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha, look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachorro.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, you will find days in Fernando de Noronha are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil — 5 nights

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua, and take an unorthodox tour of Jardim de Maytreia.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 5 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, get your bearings at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 6 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseu Ilha Grande, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aracatibinha Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gramado.
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Gramado, Brazil — 2 nights

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): walk around Mini Mundo, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Snowland, try out the rides at Mundo a Vapor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Gramado takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 5 nights

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: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires holiday builder site.

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 August, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 5 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santiago travel planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 3 nights

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cusco day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Cusco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 1 night

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu route planner.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canaima National Park.
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela — 5 nights

One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, Head underground at Kavak Cave, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Canaima National Park online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Canaima National Park. You will leave for Puerto Ayora on the 17th (Sat).
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 5 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, experience rural life at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, and relax and rejuvenate at Siluet Derm Spa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Puerto Ayora. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador — 5 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency, get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, don't miss a visit to Kicker Rock, and learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In September in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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