60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
4
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
8
Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
9
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
10
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
11
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
12
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights

5
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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in July; daily highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

6
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, head off the coast to Santa Cruz Island, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Los Tuneles, stroll through Concha de Perla, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cusco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Cusco takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Peru Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Cusco sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu day trip planning site.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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: explore and take pictures at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get outside with Outdoor Activities, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

5
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, make a trip to Av. Corrientes, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

5
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gramado side-trips: Porto Alegre (Enigma Escape Game & Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre), Bento Goncalves (Caminhos de Pedra & Casa Fontanari) and Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lago Negro, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Lavender Park, and don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gramado trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Gramado takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Canela, Porto Alegre, Bento Goncalves, Vinicola Salvattore
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Casa Fontanari ©
Casa Fontanari

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.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Gramado to Iguazu National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. In August, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

8
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and see the interesting displays at Shark Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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