60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador — 6 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at La Loberia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get a bit cooler in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 6 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, stroll through Posada de flamengos, and take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:

Cusco, Peru — 4 nights

Imperial City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and wander the streets of San Blas.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco travel route planning tool.

Fly from Puerto Villamil to Cusco in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Cusco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Machu Picchu.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then relax and rejuvenate at Centro de Masajes Samay.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Santiago.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). The adventure continues: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires planning site.

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ilha Grande.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:

Ilha Grande, Brazil — 5 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, relax and rejuvenate at Ilha Grande Yoga, enjoy the sand and surf at Aventureiro, and see some colorful creatures with Aquamarina Mergulho.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Buenos Aires to Ilha Grande takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in October: high temperatures in Ilha Grande hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 6 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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and take a stroll through Santa Teresa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip maker site.

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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 17:

Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil — 5 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, wander the wide-open spaces of Morada do Sol, stop by Cheiro de Mato Artesanato e Souvenir, and explore the activities along Vale da Lua.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 7 nights

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.
Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha is 2 hours. October in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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