60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Fly:  21​h
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
bus + subway + bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Bonito, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + foot + Fly + foot + ferry:  24​h
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— Few hours
Fly:  32​h
End: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

3
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Step off the beaten path and head to Juliao Beach and Bonete Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ilhabela: Sao Sebastiao (Toque Toque Pequeno Beach & Maresias Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Feiticeira, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabaquara Beach, don't miss a visit to Rua do Meio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda e Bom Sucesso Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela day trip planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Ilhabela is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Ilhabela. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Aberdeen in February; daily highs in Ilhabela reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Toque Toque Pequeno Beach, Maresias Beach
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Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Juliao Beach ©
Juliao Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

4
nights
Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Explore hidden gems such as Itamambuca Beach and Prumirim Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Paraty (Paraty Bay & Toboga Falls). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Felix Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tamar Project, and stroll through Domingas Dias Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubatuba trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ilhabela to Ubatuba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ubatuba

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Paraty
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Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Paraty Bay ©
Paraty Bay
Prumirim Beach ©
Prumirim Beach

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atalaia Beach and Baia dos Porcos. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ubatuba to Fernando de Noronha in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Fernando de Noronha. In February, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro

5
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mirante de Joao Fernandes and Armacao Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Armacao dos Buzios: Praia das Conchas (in Cabo Frio) and Praia Grande Beach (in Arraial do Cabo). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Barra Buzios, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brava Beach, kick back and relax at Azeda Beach, and appreciate the history behind Brigitte Bardot Statue.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Armacao dos Buzios attractions planning website .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Armacao dos Buzios by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Armacao dos Buzios. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia das Conchas, Praia Grande
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Rua das Pedras ©
Rua das Pedras
Mirante de Joao Fernandes ©
Mirante de Joao Fernandes
Armacao Beach ©
Armacao Beach

5
nights
Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boca da Onca Falls and Sao Miguel Caves. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata, relax in the rural setting at Rio do Peixe, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri, and make a trip to Praca da Liberdade.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonito trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Bonito takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Armacao dos Buzios to Bonito. March in Bonito sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Bonito

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Boca da Onca Falls
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Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata ©
Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata
Rio do Peixe ©
Rio do Peixe
Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo ©
Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo

4
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Taipe Beach and Largo da Ajuda. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, identify plant and animal life at Recife de Fora, take an in-depth tour of Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, and kick back and relax at Muta Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro attractions app .

You can fly from Bonito to Porto Seguro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bonito to Porto Seguro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Taipe Beach ©
Taipe Beach
Largo da Ajuda ©
Largo da Ajuda

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guarda do Embau Beach and Praia do Rosa. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoinha do Leste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Ingleses, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Conceicao, and head off the coast to Campeche island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Florianopolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for San Carlos de Bariloche on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Florianopolis

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Guarda do Embau Beach, Praia do Rosa
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Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rio Correntoso and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa Traful to see Mirador Lago Traful about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 20th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, step off the mainland to explore Isla Victoria, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche.

Make your San Carlos de Bariloche itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Florianopolis to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trips

Mirador Lago Traful, Rio Correntoso
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Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Torre and Viedma Glacier. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Laguna Capri, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Chorrillo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Av del Libertador and Enjoy!. Step out of El Calafate to go to Los Glaciares National Park and see Perito Moreno Glacier, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Intendencia Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserve, and explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate travel site .

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Perito Moreno Glacier
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Av del Libertador ©
Av del Libertador

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago Roca and Plaza Malvinas. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, explore the activities along Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

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Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Bahia Lapataia ©
Bahia Lapataia
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©

4
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Brava and Museo del Mar. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta del Este: Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis) and Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio). The adventure continues: get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, step off the mainland to explore Isla Gorriti, and take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

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You can fly from Ushuaia to Punta del Este in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Ushuaia in April: highs in Punta del Este hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Punta del Este

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Jose Ignacio, Mirador Punta Ballena, Puente Leonel Viera, Isla Gorriti, Cerro San Antonio
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Cerro San Antonio ©
Cerro San Antonio

3
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rano Raraku and Rano Kau. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, kick back and relax at Playa Pea, contemplate the long history of Orongo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anakena Beach.

Plan a trip to Hanga Roa easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Punta del Este to Hanga Roa. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time (UYT) to Easter Is. Time (EAST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Punta del Este in April, with highs in Hanga Roa at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rapa Nui National Park ©
Rapa Nui National Park

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, then make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and finally kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanga Roa to Puerto Ayora. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in April; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

#Parks, #Beaches, #Nature

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Santa Cruz Fish Market ©
Santa Cruz Fish Market
Las Grietas ©
Las Grietas

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