60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America holiday planner
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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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
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Walking tours (in Valparaiso). There's lots more to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Perth to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 5 nights

Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tebinquinche Lake and Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama. The adventure continues: make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, see Off-Road Tours, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and exploor. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo) and Pisac (in Pisac). Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and wander the streets of San Blas.

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You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Laguna las Ninfas. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in September: highs in Puerto Ayora hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baia dos Porcos and Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, see the interesting displays at Shark Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leão.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip builder tool.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Fernando de Noronha by combination of ferry and flight takes about 27.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Puerto Ayora in September, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil — 4 nights

Highland Paradise

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Almecegas I Waterfalls and Catarata dos Couros. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Loquinhas and explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Porto Seguro.
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Porto Seguro, Brazil — 4 nights

In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muta Beach and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, find something for the whole family at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, kick back and relax at Praia dos Coqueiros, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitinga Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto Seguro road trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra Bonita, get advice or help at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 5 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pico do Papagaio and Aquamarina Mergulho. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aventureiro, enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, stroll through Santo Antonio Beach, and explore the ancient world of Aqueduto.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use 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. October in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 5 nights

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piedras Blancas and Parque Nahuelito. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Patagonia Ski School, trek along Ventisquero Negro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, and take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in October, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 5 nights

End of the World

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Isla de Los Pajaros. Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip app.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, expect nights in Ushuaia to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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