60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America vacation planner

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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
— 6 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 5 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Brujo and La Loberia. Visit Playa Mann and Puerto Chino Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, take in the pleasant sights at Malecon San Cristobal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online road trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in October, things will get warmer in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Get outdoors at Charles Darwin Research Station and Playa de los Alemanes. SAMAY Latin Art and Maprae are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, view the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In October in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:

Cusco, Peru

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Inka and Museo Maximo Laura. Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha. Step out of Cusco to go to Machu Picchu and see Winay Wayna, which is approximately 7 hours away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cusco takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in October, expect nights in Cusco to be colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Santiago, Chile

— 5 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 out of the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and Ski Portillo Just For The Day. La Chascona and Concha y Toro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado), Parque Nacional Pali Aike (in San Gregorio) and Vina El Principal (in Pirque). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago visit planning tool.

Fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Museo de los Ninos. Take a break from Buenos Aires with a short trip to Museo de arte Tigre in Tigre, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, shop like a local with Palermo, and have fun at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires. In October in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
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 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park online itinerary planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get some historical perspective at Parque Lage and Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, get your bearings at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, catch a live event at Maracanã, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro route planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Rio de Janeiro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in November, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 9:

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get some cultural insight at Lagoa Azul and Itaguacu Beach. Relax by the water at Saco do Ceu Beach and Grumixama Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Dois Rios Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Passaterra Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande online tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Baia do Sancho and Boldro Beacch. Let the collections at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Shark Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Americano, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ilha Grande in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 5 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados and Casa Jerimum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro and Engenho Massangana. Step out of Porto de Galinhas with an excursion to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serrambi Beach, explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28: