60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
2
Arequipa, Peru
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Coroico, Bolivia
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive + bus:  11​h 15​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
7
Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
11
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
12
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
13
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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6
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: Pisac (in Pisac) and Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). On the 6th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco online itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cusco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

5
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step out of Arequipa to go to Lari and see Templo Purisima Concepcion, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip site .

You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Arequipa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Templo Purisima Concepcion
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

1
night
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then head off the coast to Isla del Sol. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Copacabana trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Copacabana takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Arequipa to Copacabana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Coroico.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Isla De La Luna ©
Isla De La Luna

1
night
Coroico, Bolivia

Coroico
Coroico is a town in Nor Yungas Province, in the La Paz Department of western Bolivia.HistoryCoroico Viejo was founded above the river Quri Wayq'u . Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Ruta de la Muerte and then take a memorable drive along Camino de la Muerte.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coroico online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Copacabana to Coroico takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Coroico can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Coroico

Outdoors Trails Parks
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3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Uyuni is known for nature, museums, nightlife, outdoors, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, trek along Senda Andina, head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi, and contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uyuni itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Coroico to Uyuni in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Coroico in December: highs in Uyuni hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

4
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.
When in San Pedro de Atacama, make a side trip to see Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

Plan a trip to San Pedro de Atacama easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Do a combination of car and bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in December: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Atacama Desert, Salar de Atacama
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

5
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Casona Veramonte, & more), Parque Nacional La Campana (in Olmue) and Matetic Vineyard (in Lagunillas). The adventure continues: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to La Nave Imaginaria, enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, and do a tasting at Vina Von Siebenthal.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Valparaiso trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December: highs in Valparaiso hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Casablanca, Isla Negra, Canopy El Canelo, Matetic Vineyards
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Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

4
nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Alerce Andino (in Puerto Montt) and Osorno (Feria libre de Rahue & Crater Raihuen). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Saltos del Petrohue, explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, have fun at In Puerto Varas, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Varas online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Puerto Varas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Valparaiso in December; daily highs in Puerto Varas reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Montt, Osorno
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Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa Traful to see Mirador Lago Traful about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Tronador.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puerto Varas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nahuel Huapi Lake, Mirador Lago Traful
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On your second day here, stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Los Glaciares National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
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.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Enjoy!, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, look for gifts at La Despensa Espacio de Sabores, and take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a El Calafate trip simple and quick.

Take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in El Calafate are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

5
nights
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.
Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and stroll through Ushuaia Bay.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planner .

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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from El Calafate in January since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

4
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, see the interesting displays at Museo de Gemas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Madryn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo, Compania Mercantil de Chubut
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

6
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planning website .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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