60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
6
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
8
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
9
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
11
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste. Visit Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online route maker.

Manchester, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Fernando de Noronha is minus 2 hours. In October, Fernando de Noronha is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Praia do Leme. Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Ipanema and Reserva Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca, Costao de Itacoatiara, &more). And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, examine the collection at Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, Rio de Janeiro is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Visit Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and Buddhist Temple for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Batista, head outdoors with Thermas Cataratas, and examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab ©
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Get outdoors at Iguazu Falls and Salto San Martin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Isla San Martin and Provincial Urugua-i Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Iguazu National Park: Wanda Mines (in Wanda) and Lago Urugua-i (in Puerto Libertad). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda Mines, Lago Urugua-i, Provincial Urugua-i Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de San Isidro and Catedral Primada. Basilica de Lujan and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar), Peru Beach (in Acassuso) and Villa Ocampo (in San Isidro). There's lots more to do: stop by Puerto Madero, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Plaza Francia, and examine the collection at Museo Del Bicentenario.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, you will find days in Buenos Aires are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Isidro, Reserva Natural Urbana, Santuario Virgen Maria del Rosario de San Nicolas, Delta El Tigre, Basilica de Lujan
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vina Santa Rita and Vina Undurraga. Popular historic sites such as Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and San Francisco Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Barrio Italia, trot along with a tour on horseback, and do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Vina Santa Rita, Vina Undurraga
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Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Templo Baha'i ©
Templo Baha'i

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Mandor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, thencatch some excitement at Samay Spa, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascadas Allcamayo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Machu Picchu takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Spas Fun & Games
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Cascadas Allcamayo ©
Cascadas Allcamayo
Mandor ©
Mandor
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen ©
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Q'enqo and River Rafting & Tubing. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and exploor. Venture out of the city with trips to Piquillacta (in Huarcapay) and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip app.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Piquillacta, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
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San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas ©
San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
exploor ©
exploor

6
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Get in touch with nature at Concha de Perla and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Faro and Playa Puerto Villamil. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, trek along Pozas verde, contemplate the waterfront views at Poza Redonda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa las Bachas. Get in touch with nature at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and Las Grietas. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In November in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Playa las Bachas ©
Playa las Bachas

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Loberia and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cerro Tijeretas and Punta Pitt. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Mann, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Playa Punta Carola ©
Playa Punta Carola
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt

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