60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  30​h
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  14​h 30​min
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle + bus:  5​h 15​min
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + train + bus:  20​h 15​min
Jerusalem, Israel

2
days
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.
On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Los Jardines de Mandor and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Machu Picchu is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Peru Time is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

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

5
days
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salinas de Maras and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Pumamarca Ruins, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, and examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Art Museum.

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You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Cusco are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Cusco

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Side Trips

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

2
days
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 24th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento La Popa de la Galera, tour the water at your own pace with Boats4U, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

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Getting from Cusco to Cartagena by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Cusco in February, with highs in Cartagena at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time 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
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa las Bachas. Take a break from the city and head to Charles Darwin Research Station and Playa de los Alemanes. Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva El Chato, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and stroll through El Garrapatero.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Puerto Ayora takes 14.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

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Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes

2
days
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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read El Chalten trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to El Chalten. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Puerto Ayora to El Chalten. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. March in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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Side Trip

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

6
days
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 Plaza de Mayo. Visit La Boca and Catedral Metropolitana for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Buenos Aires to La Plata to see Catedral de la Plata about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, and make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in March, you will find days in Buenos Aires are warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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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
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Parque das Aves.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Florianopolis.

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
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Parque das Aves

6
days
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get in touch with nature at Praia Mole and Jurere Internacional. You'll get in some beach time at Lagoinha do Leste and Praia da Galheta. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia do Campeche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and take in the dramatic scenery at Praia da Solidao.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis journey maker tool .

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Jurere Internacional ©
Jurere Internacional

7
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Praia de Ipanema and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Leblon Beach.

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You can fly from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

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

4
days
Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

Arraial do Cabo ©
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Farol Beach and Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia. Visiting Forno Beach and Forte Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Arraial do Cabo: Armacao dos Buzios (Mirante de Joao Fernandes & Geriba Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Brava Beach, stroll through Anjos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia.

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Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Arraial do Cabo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Armacao dos Buzios, Forte Beach
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Forno Beach ©
Forno Beach

8
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Sueste and Baia do Sancho. Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Baia dos Golfinhos. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Meio Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha online itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Arraial do Cabo to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Arraial do Cabo to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Arraial do Cabo in April, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

3
days
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from the city and head to Muro Alto Beach and Carneiros Beach. Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Recife to see Instituto Ricardo Brennand about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and trek along River Maracaipe tour.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip planning site .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

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Side Trips

Instituto Ricardo Brennand, Carneiros Beach
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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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