60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Calama
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly to Osorno, Bus to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Fly to Sao Paulo, Bus to Alameda São Sebastião, 12, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama travel route builder app.

Philadelphia, USA to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in January, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Rio Correntoso. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria, and examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:

3
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El Chalten, Argentina

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Viedma Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

3
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El Calafate, Argentina

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Lago Argentino. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read El Calafate trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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Ushuaia, Argentina

End of the World

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 Laguna Esmeralda and Lago Roca. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, view the masterpieces at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Ushuaia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Brava and Museo Del Mar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). There's much more to do: take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, kick back and relax at Playa Solanas, explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Punta del Este takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in January: high temperatures in Punta del Este hover around 78°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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Florianopolis, Brazil

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Costa da Lagoa and Daniela's Beach. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu), Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca) and Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matadeiro Beach, kick back and relax at Itapema Beach, identify plant and animal life at Fundacao Projeto TAMAR - Florianopolis, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Conceicao.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florianopolis tour planner.

You can fly from Punta del Este to Florianopolis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in January, you will find days in Florianopolis are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

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Ilhabela, Brazil

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Explore hidden gems such as Gato Waterfall and Jabaquara Beach. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Praia Do Bonete, enjoy the sand and surf at Juliao Beach, stroll through Praia Da Feiticeira, and head off the coast to Cabras Island.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ilhabela road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Florianopolis to Ilhabela takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Ilhabela, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

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Paraty, Brazil

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco and Sono Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Paraty side-trips: Ubatuba (Prumirim Beach & Itamambuca Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Meio Beach, explore the activities along Paraty Bay, take a memorable tour with Tours, and wander the streets of Centro Historico.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paraty sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ilhabela to Paraty by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lagoa Azul and Aventureiro. There's much more to do: stroll through Dois Rios Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Japariz, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia de Grumari and Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. February in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and Gruta Azul. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Prainha, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Arraial do Cabo trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Arraial do Cabo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

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Porto Seguro, Brazil

In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia de Taipe and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach, stroll through Pitinga Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, and get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Arraial do Cabo to Porto Seguro in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arraial do Cabo in February, you will find days in Porto Seguro are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia dos Porcos and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Conceicao Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 1: