60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fly:  26​h
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  12​h 45​min
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  12​h
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Cafayate, Argentina
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  15​h
Bonito, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 2 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+4
Fly + bus + foot + subway + bus:  10​h 30​min
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Birmingham, United Kingdom

2
days
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
On the 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight and then head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Rocky Cay, then stroll through Playa de San Luis, and then make a trip to Mare.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip website .

Birmingham, UK to San Andres Island is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to San Andres Island is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in June: highs in San Andres Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

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Mare
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Cayo Bolivar ©
Cayo Bolivar
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Rocky Cay ©
Rocky Cay

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva El Chato and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at El Garrapatero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station.

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Getting from San Andres Island to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 13 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Puerto Ayora, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato
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El Garrapatero

4
days
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rano Raraku and Orongo. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, stroll through Anakena Beach, and steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Hanga Roa. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Hanga Roa is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in June: high temperatures in Hanga Roa hover around 24°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Easter Island
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Anakena Beach ©
Anakena Beach
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
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Ahu Tongariki

4
days
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Tebinquinche and Termas Banos de Puritama. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, and look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama takes 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in June, San Pedro de Atacama is much colder at night with lows of 1°C. You'll set off for Province of Jujuy on the 19th (Tue).

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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Laguna Tebinquinche ©
Laguna Tebinquinche
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote ©
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote

4
days
Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salinas Grandes and Paseo de los Colorados.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Province of Jujuy online day trip planner .

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Province of Jujuy in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Province of Jujuy, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Province of Jujuy: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off toCafayate.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Salinas Grandes ©
Salinas Grandes
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca

2
days
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, explore the striking landscape at La Garganta del Diablo, then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), and finally examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Bodega Domingo Molina, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del rio colorado, and then don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cafayate road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Province of Jujuy to Cafayate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. You'll set off for San Carlos de Bariloche on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Cafayate

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

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El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
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La Garganta del Diablo ©
La Garganta del Diablo
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)

5
days
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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 Rio Correntoso and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Take a break from San Carlos de Bariloche with a short trip to Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, and stop by Evo Sports.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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Rio Correntoso, Mirador Lago Traful
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

2
days
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserve and then explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino and then take a stroll through Av del Libertador.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate holiday maker tool .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in El Calafate are 1°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

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Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier
Av del Libertador ©
Av del Libertador
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

4
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lago Roca and Bahia Lapataia. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and make a trip to Faro Les Eclaireurs.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in July, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Bonito.

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Bahia Lapataia ©
Bahia Lapataia
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

4
days
Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata and Rio do Peixe. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo, ride a horse along Cavalgada Recanto do Peao, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquario Natural, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ushuaia to Bonito in 15 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Paraguay Time (PYT) is minus 1 hour. In July, Bonito is much hotter than Ushuaia - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Bonito

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Rio Sucuri ©
Rio Sucuri
Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata ©
Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata
Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo ©
Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo

4
days
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira and Largo da Ajuda. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Muta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coroa Vermelha Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Recife de Fora, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Bonito to Porto Seguro by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bonito to Porto Seguro is 1 hour. Traveling from Bonito in July, Porto Seguro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Largo da Ajuda ©
Largo da Ajuda
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

1
day
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos, don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Betrayal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Porto Seguro to Ouro Preto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Ouro Preto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Fernando de Noronha on the 20th (Fri).

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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Praca Tiradentes ©
Praca Tiradentes

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Baia dos Porcos and Praia do Cachorro. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

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Getting from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Ouro Preto in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

3
days
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Almecegas I Waterfalls and Jardim de Maytreia. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Loquinhas Falls, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Loquinhas Falls ©
Loquinhas Falls

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