60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  14​h 30​min
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the water at your own pace with Arrecife Boat Rentals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento La Popa de la Galera, then explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, then admire the striking features of Las Bovedas, and finally steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cartagena is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Cartagena to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
San Felipe de Barajas Castle ©
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa

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.
Get outdoors at Charles Darwin Research Station and Los Gemelos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galeria Aymara and Maki-Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva El Chato, stroll through El Garrapatero, kick back and relax at Playa las Bachas, and explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Puerto Ayora in 14.5 hours. In April in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

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Santa Cruz
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Concha de Perla and Cueva de Sucre. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, meet the residents at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, and don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Villamil trip maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Villamil can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

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Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

5
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus and Cathedral of Quito (La Catedral). Do some cultural sightseeing at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) and Basilica del Voto Nacional. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, stop by Olga Fisch Folklore, admire the masterpieces at Guayasamin Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque El Ejido.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Quito online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Puerto Villamil in April, with highs in Quito at 23°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Quito

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

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Pichincha
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salinas de Maras and Centro Historico De Cusco. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Ollantaytambo (Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Pumamarca Ruins, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Choquequirao Archeological Park, stop by Hilo, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and admire the striking features of Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip site .

Fly from Quito to Cusco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Choquequirao Archeological Park, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi.

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Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

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

3
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.
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and La Chascona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Cajon del Maipo (in San Jose de Maipo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago online tour builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago in 18.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

#Museums, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Concha & Toro, Cajon del Maipo
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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Fitz Roy and then hike along Laguna de los Tres. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and then explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read El Chalten online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santiago to El Chalten. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to El Chalten is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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 Parque 3 de Febrero and Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de la Plata in La Plata (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Puerto Madero, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and contemplate the long history of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

1
night
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 8th (Tue), admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Guiraoga
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves ©
Parque das Aves
Guiraoga ©
Guiraoga

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.
Get some historical perspective at Parque Lage and Avenida Atlantica. Do some cultural sightseeing at Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, get great views at Leblon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra Bonita, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Take a break from the city and head to Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boldro Beacch, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

7
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Capela Dourada. Get in touch with nature at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Maragogi (Gales de Maragogi, Maragogi Beach, & more) and Tamandare (Carneiros Beach & Campas Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal De Maracaipe, look for all kinds of wild species at Projeto Hippocampus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Maracaipe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip planner .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas. In May, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Maragogi, Tamandare, Recife
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Carneiros Beach ©
Carneiros Beach

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