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
— 3 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
— 2 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

Discover how to plan a Santiago trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Chile Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, River Rafting & Tubing, La Sebastiana
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:
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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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Santiago to Puerto Ayora in 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 14:
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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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:
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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: gain insight at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Brujo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

3
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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, parks, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Machu Picchu fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. On the 1st (Sun), you're off toFernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
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, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and walk around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha online day trip planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha is 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires road trip planning site .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to 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

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park sightseeing planning tool .

You can 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. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for much colder days in Los Glaciares National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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