60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
3
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
5
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
8
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
10
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
11
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
12
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
13
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
14
Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra da Gavea. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

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

Dublin, Ireland to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dublin to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in April, things will get much hotter in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Skydiving and Bosque das Cerejeiras. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

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Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, with highs in Sao Paulo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Skydiving
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Skydiving
Shark Diving

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lago Negro and Parque Estadual do Caracol. There's lots more to do: stroll around Mini Mundo, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gramado trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Estadual do Caracol
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, wander the streets of Calle Defensa, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gramado to Buenos Aires in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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.
Escape the urban bustle at San Cristóbal Hill and Parque Nacional Pali Aike. Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Villarrica to see Region IX Ltd about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, stop by Patio Bellavista, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago holiday maker.

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 to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Pali Aike, Region IX Ltd
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Parque Nacional Pali Aike ©
Parque Nacional Pali Aike
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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.
Get outdoors at Salar de Tara and Atacama Desert. Take a break from San Pedro de Atacama with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for La Paz on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salar de Atacama, Atacama Desert
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Get outdoors at WMDR Yungas Road and Valley of the Moon. There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, and take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the La Paz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Paz takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in May; daily highs in La Paz reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Nature Parks
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WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Salinas de Maras. Change things up with a short trip to Hacienda del Chalan in Urubamba (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Choquequirao Archeological Park, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and hike along exploor.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cusco route planner.

Getting from La Paz to Cusco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from La Paz in May; daily highs in Cusco reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Hacienda del Chalan, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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exploor ©
exploor
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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 17th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu attractions site.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, thenadmire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Lima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Loberia and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. Relax by the water at Punta Pitt and Playa Punta Carola. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cerro Tijeretas, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, kick back and relax at Playa Baquerizo, and take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal.

Start your trip to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lima in May, with highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visit Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Garrapatero for some beach relaxation. Visiting Charles Darwin Research Station and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve will get you outdoors. Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Gemelos, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. May in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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 outdoors at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex and Playa Puerto Villamil. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and explore the striking landscape at El Tunel del Estero.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Get outdoors at Cotopaxi National Park and Illiniza Ecological Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Quito: Cuicocha (in Cotacachi), Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pichincha, admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and stroll through Pasochoa Forest Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito due to the time zone difference. June in Quito sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotopaxi National Park, Cuicocha, Pichincha, Termas de Papallacta, Cascada de Peguche
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Cotopaxi National Park ©
Cotopaxi National Park
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Pichincha ©
Pichincha

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