60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  25 h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
11
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
12
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h
13
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
14
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Charlotte, United States

6
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, stroll through Enseada da Caieira, kick back and relax at Boldro Beacch, and Head underground at Buraco da Raquel.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

5
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

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

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual

4
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Flores Da Cunha (Viapiana Winery & Vinicola Salvattore). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago Negro, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and find something for the whole family at Snowland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado vacation planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Canela, Flores Da Cunha
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, thenget to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu travel route app.

You can fly from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

1
night
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 24th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

5
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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires route site.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Estancia El Ombu de Areco
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Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On your second day here, get outside with Enjoy!.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read El Calafate trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and little chillier nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Santiago takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Casa de Isla Negra
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama tour builder site.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
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 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu planner.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Machu Picchu in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

6
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco travel planning website.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

6
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Ayora takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cusco in November, expect nights in Puerto Ayora to be much hotter, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Rancho Primicias ©
Rancho Primicias

6
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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, and head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip site.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Isla Lobos ©
Isla Lobos
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center

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