60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Drive to San Cristóbal Airport, Fly to Castro
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Castro, Chile
— 5 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 4 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Los Tuneles, stroll through Laguna Salinas, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, and step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip planning site.

Vancouver, Canada to Puerto Villamil is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) 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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, get outside with Think Galapagos, indulge in some personalized pampering at Siluet Derm Spa, and explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, stroll through Playa de Oro, kick back and relax at Playa Baquerizo, and see what you can catch with Ecuagringo Fishing.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. January in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Castro.
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Castro, Chile — 5 nights

Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Step out of Castro with an excursion to Quilun Ecoturismo Marino in Queilen--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque Tantauco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Tenaun, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Huillinco, and see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Castro trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Castro. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in January, you will find days in Castro are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Castro to Santiago takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 5 nights

Queen of La Plata

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de la Recoleta, stop by Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planning app.

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. January in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Maldonado.
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Maldonado, Uruguay — 5 nights

One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Explore Maldonado's surroundings by going to Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada & Cerro San Antonio). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, indulge your senses at The Wine Experience, examine the collection at Museo Del Mar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Solanas.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maldonado tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Maldonado takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, you will find days in Maldonado are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 4th (Sun), you're off 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.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Caxadaco Beach, stroll through Itaguacu Beach, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Maldonado to Ilha Grande in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. When traveling from Maldonado in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ilha Grande: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paraty.
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Paraty, Brazil — 6 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Centro Historico, enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach, stroll through Praia do Cachadaco, and take in the natural beauty of Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paraty trip planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 6 nights

Marvelous City

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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Leblon Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 5 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Trilha do Piquinho, step off the mainland to explore Morro Sao Jose Fernando de Noronha, and trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

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Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In February in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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