60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America visit planner

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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
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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
— 4 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 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
— 7 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia

— 5 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Spratt Bight and Playa de San Luis. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, kick back and relax at Bahia Cocoplum, relax and rejuvenate at Dream Island Spa, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Andres Island is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to San Andres Island is minus 6 hours. In July, San Andres Island is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Loberia and Punta Pitt. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with Rosa Blanca, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal, don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and stroll through Playa Mann.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andres Island to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Traveling from San Andres Island in July, expect Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de los Alemanes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. There's much more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa las Bachas, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora road trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In July in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 4 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 zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Los Tuneles, get a dose of the wild on Rosedelco- Day tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Cusco, Peru

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, take a stroll through San Blas, and trek along exploor.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cusco journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Cusco takes 14 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Santiago, Chile

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Concha y Toro and Vina Cousino Macul. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Santiago sightseeing planner.

Fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega La Azul and Bodega Tierras Altas. Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles) and Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Mendoza in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Mendoza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, then take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, and finally admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

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Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Buenos Aires. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Aquamarina Mergulho and Parnaioca Beach. Relax by the water at Aventureiro and Itaguacu Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa Azul, relax and rejuvenate at Namaste Terapias Corporais, and enjoy the sand and surf at Grumixama Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Buenos Aires to Ilha Grande in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in August; daily highs in Ilha Grande reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 12:

Paraty, Brazil

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Alambique Cachaca Pedra Branca, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti, then admire all the interesting features of The Gold Path, then contemplate the long history of Centro Historico, and finally shop like a local with Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco and then kick back and relax at Fora Beach (Ranchos).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paraty travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pedra do Arpoador and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, visit Santa Teresa, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip builder site.

Drive from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha and Ruínas do Antigo Presídio. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Golfinhos. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro and stroll through Praia do Leão.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 26:

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 3 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, then kick back and relax at Cupe beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29: