60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
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Medellin, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 6 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 5 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cartagena, Colombia

— 1 night

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanario.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cartagena travel route app.

Helsinki, Finland to Cartagena is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Cartagena is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get much hotter in Cartagena: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

Medellin, Colombia

— 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 7th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then meet the residents at Parque Explora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Medellin travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Medellin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cartagena in January, with highs in Medellin at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

— 6 nights
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi, explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, and explore the activities along Sorowapo.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canaima National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Medellin to Canaima National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:

Bogota, Colombia

— 3 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Bogota is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Bogota. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Museums · Nature · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

La Paz, Bolivia

— 5 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Get out of town with these interesting La Paz side-trips: Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco) and Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku). The adventure continues: get outside with Vertical Route, see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz tour builder site.

You can fly from Bogota to La Paz in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to La Paz is 1 hour. Traveling from Bogota in January, expect La Paz to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 3 nights
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, head outdoors with On Safari Atacama, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama vacation site.

Fly from La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from La Paz in January; daily highs in San Pedro de Atacama reach 29°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Santiago, Chile

— 5 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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, walk around Parque Metropolitano de Santiago - Parquemet, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Puerto Varas, Chile

— 5 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Explore Puerto Varas' surroundings by going to Osorno (Salto de la Olla, Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcan Osorno, get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, get the adrenaline pumping with Alsur Expediciones, and examine the collection at Museo Antonio Felmer.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Varas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the awesome beauty at FreshTracks - Private Lessons, kick back and relax at Playa Bahia Serena, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Moreno.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche road trip website.

Drive from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puerto Varas in February, plan for a bit warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip (in Tupungato) and Milkayak Travesias (in Potrerillos). Dedicate the 12th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: walk around Parque General San Martin, do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, and make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires holiday builder tool.

Getting from Mendoza to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in February, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 18:

Gramado, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Vinicola Cainelli, Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, &more) and Central Sul Raft (in Tres Coroas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lago Negro, test your team's savvy at Caro Watson Escape Game, learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gramado online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Gramado in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

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: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and see some colorful creatures with Cedeira Dive.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 7 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 beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 4:

Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

Venezuela travel guide

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Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.

Bolivia travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.