60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America visit planner

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Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly to Salvador, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry to Salvador, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Ferry to São Sebastião, Bus to Sao Paulo, Fly to Punta del Este
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia dos Porcos and Shark Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia do Leão, step off the mainland to explore Morro Sao Jose Fernando de Noronha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Explore hidden gems such as Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Quarta Praia. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 5 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia de Taipe and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Coqueiros, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado, and get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto Seguro day trip planner.

Getting from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia de Grumari and Pedra Bonita. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip maker.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

— 3 nights

Diving Capital

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Prainha and Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. The adventure continues: stroll through Farol Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arraial do Cabo sightseeing app.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and Dois Rios Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Meros Beach, stroll through Grumixama Beach, and surround yourself with nature on LiG Lanchas.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Arraial do Cabo to Ilha Grande takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 5:

Paraty, Brazil

— 5 nights
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meio Beach and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: stroll through Saco do Mamangua Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay, look for gifts at Armazem da Cachaca, and admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Toboga.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paraty itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:

Ilhabela, Brazil

— 4 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Do Bonete and Jabaquara Beach. When in Ilhabela, make a side trip to see Maresias Beach in Maresias, approximately Maresias away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Da Feiticeira and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curral Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilhabela trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Paraty to Ilhabela takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Ilhabela, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 5 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Brava and La Vista Punta Del Este. Step out of Punta del Este with an excursion to Cerro San Antonio in Piriapolis--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa, admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and head off the coast to Isla de Lobos.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Punta del Este in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ilhabela in February: highs in Punta del Este hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago Roca and Bahia Lapataia. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, and steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Ushuaia takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in February, things will get cooler in Ushuaia: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

El Calafate, Argentina

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Climbing Tours. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Enjoy!, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten travel route builder app.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Villa La Angostura and see Rio Correntoso, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque Nahuelito, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, and take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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