61 days in South America Itinerary

61 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia dos Porcos, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, stroll through Baia dos Golfinhos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha day trip planner.

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fernando de Noronha, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 6 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Aquamarina Mergulho, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, delve into the distant past at Ruinas do Lazareto, and stroll through Aventureiro.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Gramado.
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Gramado, Brazil — 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): walk around Mini Mundo, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and finally make a trip to Rua Coberta. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Snowland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Gram Bier.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Gramado by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In June in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 2 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 5 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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get engrossed in the history at El Zanjon de Granados, and take a stroll through Palermo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in June: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's still lots to do: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and do a tasting at Vina Cousino Macul.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago online itinerary planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Machu Picchu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 6 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.
On the 14th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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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.
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency, enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal, and don't miss a visit to Kicker Rock.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cusco to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. When traveling from Cusco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Maki-Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 5 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Los Tuneles, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, and stroll through Concha de Perla.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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