60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  15​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  6​h
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  24​h
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo), Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Santiago, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, River Rafting & Tubing, La Sebastiana
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Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

7
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.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Santiago to Puerto Ayora takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island, stroll through Playa Puerto Villamil, and get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, stroll through Playa Mann, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 6 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

7
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, enjoy the sand and surf at Conceicao Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Plan my trip to Fernando de Noronha with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha in 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha. February in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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 Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip builder site .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. In March in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, don't miss a visit to Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, Foz do Iguacu is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla 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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, shop like a local with Palermo, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planning site .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in March: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

3
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Los Glaciares National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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