60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Maceio, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Muro Alto Beach and Cupe beach. Take a break from the city and head to Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: Maragogi (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Antunes Beach). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Maracaipe.

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San Antonio, USA to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from San Antonio in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Porto de Galinhas, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Sueste and Praia do Leão. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Conceicao Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary site.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In November, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Maceio.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Maceio, Brazil

— 3 nights

Paradise of Waters

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Gunga and Paripueira Beach. Get outdoors at Barra de Sao Miguel Beach and Praia de Ipioca. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach.

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Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Maceio by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Maceio is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, Maceio is slightly colder at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Maceio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 5 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Quadrado are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Coroa Vermelha Beach and Praia de Santo Andre. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Coqueiros and stroll through Praia de Taipe.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro trip builder website.

You can fly from Maceio to Porto Seguro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Maceio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto Seguro, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Parque Nacional Tijuca. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Leblon Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Republica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Paraty, Brazil

— 6 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paraty Bay and Sono Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico and Cachoeira do Toboga. Change things up with a short trip to Itamambuca Beach in Ubatuba (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Brava, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lula Beach, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paraty tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Florianopolis, Brazil

— 4 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore hidden gems such as Lagoinha do Leste and Fundacao Projeto TAMAR - Florianopolis. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Guarda do Embau Beach and Praia do Campeche. Take a break from Florianopolis with a short trip to Praia das Laranjeiras in Balneario Camboriu, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Da Lagoa and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florianopolis trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paraty to Florianopolis takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Foz do Iguacu.

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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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 5th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Fly from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You'll set off for Ushuaia on the 6th (Mon).

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Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Esmeralda and Helicopter Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Lago Roca and Glacier Martial. There's still lots to do: stroll through Ushuaia Bay, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, see Off-Road Tours, and make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Ushuaia takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, Ushuaia is colder than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Isla Victoria. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche online tour planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.

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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Mendoza, Argentina

— 4 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Casa El Enemigo and Pulenta Estate Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Ruca Malen and Bodegas Lopez. Dedicate the 16th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Catena Zapata and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza tour itinerary planner.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 nights
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at Valle De La Luna and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get curious at Museo del Meteorito.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama sightseeing tool.

Getting from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama. While traveling from Mendoza, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Cusco, Peru

— 7 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.
Escape the urban bustle at exploor and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and ChocoMuseo. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.