54 days in South America Itinerary

54 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  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
Fly:  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.
Bring the kids along to Playa las Bachas and Playa de los Perros. Change things up with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora journey planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 32- hour combination of flight, ferry, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Ecuador Time is minus 7 hours. 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.
Bring the kids along to Punta Pitt and Puerto Chino Beach. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Isla Lobos, head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, stroll through Cerro Brujo, and kick back and relax at Playa Baquerizo.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In October in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up 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.
Family-friendly places like Ski Portillo Just For The Day and Museo Colchagua will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Parque Nacional Pali Aike (in San Gregorio) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santiago, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Santiago. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Santiago 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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park.

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

You can fly from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; 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. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
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 Cemiterio de Recoleta and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Saddle up on the 19th (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: visit Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect much hotter 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 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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park visit planning app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip builder app.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow 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.
Family-friendly places like Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro vacation builder app.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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 Bode. There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia do Sueste, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta das Caracas, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can 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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