60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America holiday planner
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Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Drive to San Cristóbal Airport, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 5 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, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, get outside with Leblon Beach, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Rio de Janeiro. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paraty.
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Paraty, Brazil — 5 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Centro Historico, take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can 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: kick back and relax at Camiranga Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, explore the ancient world of Aqueduto, and Head underground at Gruta do Acaia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 8 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 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha road trip tool.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Traveling from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ilha Grande in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Fernando de Noronha. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight 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: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip maker app.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Buenos Aires in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to El Chalten.
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El Chalten, Argentina — 3 nights

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Capri, stroll through Laguna de los Tres, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the El Chalten trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 4 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cusco road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Cusco takes 23 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.
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Side Trip

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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, Head underground at Cueva de Sucre, and make a trip to The Wall of Tears.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Villamil takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can ride a 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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Think Galapagos, stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Carrion, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to 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: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Grande, head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, and don't miss a visit to Kicker Rock.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island, Colombia — 4 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, stroll through La Piscinita, and head off the coast to Johnny Cay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to San Andres Island. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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