60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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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 Cerro Tijeretas. Visit La Loberia and Punta Pitt for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Mann, go for a walk through Malecon San Cristobal, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno visit planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Ecuador Time is minus 5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in October; daily highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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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 El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. Samay Latin Art and The Angelique Art Gallery 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, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Playa de los Alemanes, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

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.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:

Cusco, Peru — 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Inka and Museo Maximo Laura. Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Step out of Cusco to go to Machu Picchu and see Winay Wayna, which is approximately 4 hours away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and explore the activities along Humantay Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip builder site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cusco in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in October: highs in Cusco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.
Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Santiago, Chile — 5 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 the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and Ski Portillo Just For The Day. La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Pirque (Concha y Toro & Vina El Principal), Parque Nacional Pali Aike (in San Gregorio) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 5 nights

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 Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat. 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.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 7 nights

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 Ilha Fiscal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. 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.
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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 Santo Antonio 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.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. Let the collections at Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha and Fernando de Noronha Memorial capture your imagination. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, examine the collection at Shark Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos, 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.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil — 5 nights

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados and Casa Jerimum. Relax by the water at Muro Alto Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Get out of town with these interesting Porto de Galinhas side-trips: Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Engenho Massangana (in Cabo de Santo Agostinho). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, kick back and relax at Cupe beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao do Outeiro.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip app.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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