60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
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Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Jerusalem Cultural Center. There's still lots to do: trek along Claudio Coutinho Trail, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leme, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Kavala, Greece to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Kavala to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kavala, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Foz do Iguacu.
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devil's Throat and Iguacu River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Catedral de la Plata. Escape the urban bustle at Lagos de Palermo and Parque 3 de Febrero. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Museo de La Plata (in La Plata), Catedral de San Isidro (in San Isidro) and Palacio Piria (in Ensenada). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Palermo Soho, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 6 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.
Visiting Isla Victoria and Piedras Blancas will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: trek along Refugio Frey, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, hit the slopes at Escuela de Ski Catedral Ski Resort, and Head underground at Cavernas del Viejo Volcan.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mendoza.
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Mendoza, Argentina — 6 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Templo Sagrado Corazon and Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora. Visiting Los Pingos Horse Riding and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Maipu (Casa El Enemigo, Bodega CarinaE, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mendoza road trip planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, with highs in Mendoza at 25°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Salta.
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Salta, Argentina — 4 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Explore hidden gems such as Cerro San Bernardo and Cuesta del Obispo. Basilica Menor San Francisco and Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, take an in-depth tour of History Museum of the North, and examine the collection at Museo Casa de Leguizamon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salta road trip planner.

Getting from Mendoza to Salta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Salta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Uyuni.
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Uyuni, Bolivia — 2 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi, and then make a trip to Plaza Arce. Here are some ideas for day two: see a world frozen in time at Pueblo Pulacayo, learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni road trip planning app.

Fly from Salta to Uyuni in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salta to Uyuni. When traveling from Salta in September, plan for much colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 1°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 0°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to La Paz.
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La Paz, Bolivia — 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tiwanaku and Bolivian Drink Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like WMDR Yungas Road and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Killi Killi, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz trip site.

Fly from Uyuni to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in October, expect nights in La Paz to be a bit cooler, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.
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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.
Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ChocoMuseo and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, hike along Tierras Vivas, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Cusco. In October, Cusco is somewhat warmer than La Paz - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 4 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Intipuncu and Winay Wayna. Get in touch with nature at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). Go for a jaunt from Machu Picchu to Santa Teresa to see Zipline about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Natura Spa Healing Hands.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu holiday maker tool.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Maldonado.
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Puerto Maldonado, Peru — 3 nights

Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lago Sandoval and Mariposario Tambopata. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Panthera Sanctuary. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Inkaterra Ecological Reserve, delve into the lush surroundings at Monkey Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Serpentario Tropifauna Madre de Dios, and hike along Jungle Nature Hikes.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Maldonado online trip maker.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Puerto Maldonado in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. October in Puerto Maldonado sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lima.
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Lima, Peru — 6 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Barranco and Centro Historico de Lima. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Huaca Pucllana and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, wander the streets of San Isidro, stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lima online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in October, expect nights in Lima to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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