60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 4 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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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
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 5 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

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Alexandria, Egypt to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 37-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Alexandria in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil — 4 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 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout, head outdoors with Cachoeira Do Abismo, contemplate the waterfront views at Vale da Lua, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alto Paraiso de Goias using our trip planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canaima National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Canaima National Park, Venezuela — 4 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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Angel Falls. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Kavak Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Yurani Falls, get great views at Mirador El Oso, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Canaima National Park visit planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Canaima National Park. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to San Andres Island.
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Nature · Parks

San Andres Island, Colombia — 5 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: discover the deep blue sea with Caribe Extremo, see the vivid underwater world at West View, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canaima National Park to San Andres Island. May in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, browse the exhibits of Interpretation Center, and head off the coast to Isla Lobos.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andres Island to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Samay Latin Art, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

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: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, head outdoors with Los Tuneles, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil route site.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, take a stroll through San Blas, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Cusco in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cusco is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Machu Picchu.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu itinerary maker.

Drive from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Uyuni.
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Historic Sites · Spas

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 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uyuni trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Uyuni in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Uyuni. In June in Uyuni, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Santiago.
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Nature · Museums · Parks

Santiago, Chile — 4 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.
Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, visit Barrio Bellavista, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planning site.

You can fly from Uyuni to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 1 night

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 26th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park online attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Iguazu National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Aquamarina Mergulho, delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Mangues Beach, and trek along Trilha do Bico Do Papagaio.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip itinerary planner.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, with highs in Ilha Grande at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 4 nights

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, take a stroll through Santa Teresa, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
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Venezuela travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.
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Ecuador travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.
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Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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Bolivia travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.
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Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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