54 days in South America Itinerary

54 days in South America Itinerary

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54 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  30​h
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

7
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Kids will enjoy Charles Darwin Research Station and Black Turtle Cove. Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserva El Chato, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Perros.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora day trip website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight, shuttle, ferry, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

7
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Punta Pitt and Playa de Oro. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cerro Brujo, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Baquerizo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

6
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ski Portillo and Museo Colchagua. Go for a jaunt from Santiago to San Gregorio to see Parque Nacional Pali Aike about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Santiago with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Chile Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ski Portillo Just For The Day, Parque Nacional Pali Aike, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Ski Portillo Just For The Day ©
Ski Portillo Just For The Day
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

1
day
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park day trip site .

You can fly from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Recoleta Cemetery and Palacio Barolo. Saddle up on the 19th (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

You can plan Iguazu National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

4
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parque das Aves Bird Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls, admire the sheer force of Garganta do Diabo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu journey website .

Foz do Iguacu is just a stone's throw from Iguazu National Park. In November in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Tours
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat

8
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

7
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste. Spend the 7th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, stroll through Conceicao Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach.

Plan a Fernando de Noronha trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is 1 hour. December in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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