60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  28​h
1
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
3
Manaus, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  7​h
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
8
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
9
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  12​h 45​min
10
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
11
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
12
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
13
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
14
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
16
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Los Roques National Park ©
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Los Roques National Park is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Cayo De Agua, enjoy the sand and surf at Noronky Beach, explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes, and stroll through Madrisqui.

Find out how to plan Los Roques National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Cairo, Egypt to Los Roques National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Los Roques National Park, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Noronky Beach ©
Noronky Beach

4
nights
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Salto Kawi, admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, Head underground at Kavak Cave, and get great views at Mirador El Oso.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Canaima National Park online attractions planner .

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time to Colombia Time is minus 1 hour. You will leave for Manaus on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Mirador El Oso ©
Mirador El Oso

1
night
Manaus, Brazil

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
On the 3rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Amazon Rainforest.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manaus road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Canaima National Park to Manaus with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canaima National Park to Manaus due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Manaus are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Amazon Rainforest ©
Amazon Rainforest
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas

1
day
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 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Miramar Beach Club, step into the grandiose world of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, and then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cartagena day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Cartagena takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Manaus to Cartagena, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©

3
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Get out of town with these interesting Bogota side-trips: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), have fun at Whee Institute, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Quebrada San Francisco o Vicacha, and make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bogota day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cartagena in May, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around El Garrapatero, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bogota to Puerto Ayora in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Bogota in May, expect nights in Puerto Ayora to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Kon-Tiki, take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Lima takes 10 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in May, things will get little chillier in Lima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Peruvian Soul ©
Peruvian Soul
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, find something for the whole family at Manu Wildlife Peru, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Lima in May since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maras, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Manu Wildlife Peru ©
Manu Wildlife Peru

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia, take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi, get outside with Chacaltaya, and stroll around Valley of the Moon.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the La Paz trip planner .

Getting from Cusco to La Paz by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz. Traveling from Cusco in May, things will get a bit cooler in La Paz: highs are around 17°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta to see Salar de Atacama about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, explore the activities along Lagunas Baltinache, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama vacation planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in May, with highs in San Pedro de Atacama at 25°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salar de Atacama, Atacama Desert
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, get impressive views of Cerro Tronador, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche online trip maker .

Fly from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahuel Huapi Lake
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

4
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.
Saddle up on the 7th (Fri) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through Palermo, and shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires online journey builder .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, expect Buenos Aires to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
When in Gramado, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Tres Coroas, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra, get in on the family fun at Snowland, and make a trip to Rua Coberta.

Plan a Gramado trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Gramado in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Theme Parks Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Canela, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Ibirapuera Park, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, examine the collection at Latin America Memorial, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo driving holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cachoeira Do Gomeral
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Museu Catavento ©
Museu Catavento
1911 Shooting Club ©
1911 Shooting Club

5
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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