60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
2
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
3
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
4
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
5
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
7
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
9
Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
11
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
12
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
13
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
14
Valparaiso, Chile
— 4 nights

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques and Tebinquinche Lake. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Sydney to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are little chillier (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salar de Uyuni and Isla Incahuasi. There's more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano and see the interesting displays at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, you will find days in Uyuni are cooler (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

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

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, thenmake a trip to Mi Teleferico, and finally make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Uyuni in January since evenings lows in La Paz dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and Tambomachay. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Galeria Martin Chambi en Scotiabank.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in January, expect Cusco to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Pisac
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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
San Blas ©
San Blas

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), thendelve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lima tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lima, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Santa Cruz Fish Market. Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lima to Puerto Ayora takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catavento Cultural e Educacional and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Ayora to Sao Paulo in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Sao Paulo is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Puerto Ayora in January since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Catavento Cultural e Educacional ©
Catavento Cultural e Educacional
Museu do Futebol ©
Museu do Futebol

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and wander the streets of Santa Teresa.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa do Colono and Portico via Nova Petropolis. Change things up with these side-trips from Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Caminhos de Pedra, Parque Cultural Epopeia Italiana, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Lavender Park, find something for the whole family at Parque Terra Magica Florybal, and do a tasting at Vitivinicola Jolimont.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gramado trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Gramado in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Canela
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Casa do Colono ©
Casa do Colono
Portico via Nova Petropolis ©
Portico via Nova Petropolis

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Palacio Barolo. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, and contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada.

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Getting from Gramado to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Ventisquero Negro. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche online journey planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for little chillier days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to SOLOCONTIGO Wine (in Los Sauces), La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip (in Tupungato) and Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Potrerillos Dam, stroll around Parque General San Martin, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and do a tasting at Bodega La Azul.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza attractions tool.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Mendoza, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

SOLOCONTIGO Wine, La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip, Laureano Gomez Winemaker
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Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Potrerillos Dam ©
Potrerillos Dam

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago route planning tool.

You can fly from Mendoza to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Tours Museums
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Walking tours
Barrio Lastarria
Barrio Lastarria

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reñaca and Cerro Concepcion. Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), Playa Punta De Tralca (in El Quisco) and Playa Tunquen (in Tunquen). Dedicate the 1st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ascensor Reina Victoria, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, Playa Punta De Tralca, Reñaca, Playa Tunquen
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Cerro Concepcion ©
Cerro Concepcion
Ascensor Reina Victoria ©
Ascensor Reina Victoria

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