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
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 10 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 9 nights
6
Mendoza, Argentina
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
7
Santiago, Chile
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont & Imperial Museum). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Sugarloaf Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in February: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

8
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: walk around Ibirapuera Park, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR, and see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, Sao Paulo is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

5
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta do Diabo, steep yourself in history at Triple Frontier, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu journey tool .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Tours
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

10
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montevideo: Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada & Cerro San Antonio), Canelones (Pizzorno Family Estates & H. Stagnari Vinos de Autor) and Punta Ballena (Playa Solanas & Playa Punta Ballena). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo online journey planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Montevideo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, Montevideo is little chillier than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Piriapolis, Canelones, Maldonado, Pan De Azucar, Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
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Parque Rodo ©
Parque Rodo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

9
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 10th (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, take a stroll through Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

9
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Valle de Uco (in Tupungato), Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 16th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque General San Martin, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional, and take in the dramatic natural features at Canon del Atuel.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza travel route planner .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mendoza when traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Casa El Enemigo, Bodegas Salentein, Canon del Atuel, Valle de Uco, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). Dedicate the 26th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 30th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro, River Rafting & Tubing
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Wine Tours & Tastings
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill

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