60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 8 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly

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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.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Brujo.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 8 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: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.
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Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Machu Picchu takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Cusco.
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Historic Sites

Cusco, Peru — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. October in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Santiago.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Santiago, Chile — 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santiago road trip website.

Fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
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Museums · Parks · Wineries · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 6 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, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, stop by Calle Defensa, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires day trip planner.

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Iguazu National Park.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip

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.
On the 6th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park route planning tool.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip planning app.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, indulge in some personalized pampering at Namaste Terapias Corporais, kick back and relax at Parnaioca Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Preta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip maker tool.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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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 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Boldro Beacch, explore the fascinating underground world of Buraco da Raquel, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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