60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
5
Tilcara, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  12​h
10
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
11
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
13
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Johnny Cay and La Piscinita. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de San Luis and West View. When in San Andres Island, make a side trip to see Cayo Bolivar in San Andres, approximately 1:20 hours away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight, push the limits with an extreme tour, see the vivid underwater world at Aquanautas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island custom trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Andres Island is an approximately 11-hour flight. In June, San Andres Island is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mare
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Playa de San Luis ©
Playa de San Luis
Aquanautas ©
Aquanautas

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nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Blanca and Boats4U. Get some historical perspective at Walled City of Cartagena and Iglesia de la Trinidad. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Oceanario Colombia, tour the water at your own pace with Navega Colombia, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 2 hours. In June in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Las Grietas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at El Garrapatero and Playa de los Alemanes. Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1:30 hours away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, shop like a local with Maki-Art Gallery, and make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Cartagena to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cartagena in June, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 33°C and lows at 26°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cerro Brujo and Puerto Chino Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Cerro Tijeretas and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Las Loberias, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, look for all kinds of wild species at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and don't miss a visit to León Dormido.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to do a combination of to Tilcara.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

5
nights
Tilcara, Argentina

Tilcara ©
With evidence of continuous settlement going back several thousand years, Tilcara remains one of the oldest inhabited places in South America.
Get some cultural insight at Iglesia San Francisco de Paula and Iglesia de Plaza Central de Humahuaca. Get outdoors at The Hill of Seven Colors and Waira Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tilcara: Humahuaca (Iglesia de la Candelaria y San Antonio, Torre de Santa Barbara, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pucara de Tilcara, hike along Paseo de los Colorados, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and explore the world behind art at Museo Regional de Pintura Jose A Terry.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tilcara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Tilcara by combination of takes about 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Tilcara is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in June: highs in Tilcara hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Tilcara

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Humahuaca, Purmamarca, Iglesia San Francisco de Paula
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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara

5
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Visit Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and Iglesia de la Merced for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego and Bahia Lapataia. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Vinciguerra, fly down the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tilcara to Ushuaia in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and car ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Tilcara in June, plan for cooler days in Ushuaia, with highs around 5°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda

4
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Onelli Glacier. Explore hidden gems such as Lago Argentino and Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate custom trip planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and car ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ushuaia to El Calafate is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Ushuaia in July, you will find days in El Calafate are a bit cooler (1°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Tours Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cerro Catedral Ski Resort and Nahuel Huapi National Park. Get outdoors at Cerro Otto and Barlan Travel & Adventure. There's still lots to do: hike along Circuito Chico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, fly down the slopes at Piedras Blancas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nahuel Huapi Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche travel planner.

Getting from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche. While traveling from El Calafate, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -1°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahuel Huapi Lake
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Isla Victoria ©
Isla Victoria

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.
Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Palermo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Telmo and La Boca. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, and have fun and explore at Museo de Los Niños Abasto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July, expect Buenos Aires to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Palermo ©
Palermo

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nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Get in touch with nature at Salar de Uyuni and Geiser Sol de Manana. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isla Incahuasi and Valle De Rocas. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Aguas Termales and see the interesting displays at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Uyuni in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Uyuni, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Uyuni is a bit cooler than Buenos Aires - with highs of 4°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Cusco.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Geiser Sol de la Manana ©
Geiser Sol de la Manana
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

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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.
Plaza de Armas and Sacsayhuaman will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Historico De Cusco and San Blas. Step out of Cusco to go to Pisaq and see Pisac, which is approximately 1:10 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, look for gifts at Hilo, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and steep yourself in history at Choquequirao.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco holiday planner.

You can fly from Uyuni to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Uyuni to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Uyuni in July: highs in Cusco hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Piquillacta, Pisac, Salinas de Maras, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Get outdoors at Patacancha Valley and Perolniyoq Waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and Sacred Valley of the Incas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ollantaytambo: Urubamba (Ceramicas Seminario & Zipline) and Moray (in Maras). There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Ollantaytambo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Urubamba, Moray, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries
Moray ©
Moray
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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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.
Visit Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Cusco Trek for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Winawayna and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Putucusi Mountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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