60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
9
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
11
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
12
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h
13
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Parasailing & Paragliding & Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, stroll through Copacabana Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planning app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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 nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu day trip planning site.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Foz do Iguacu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

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

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park day trip app.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

5
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planning website.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Enjoy!, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect nights in El Calafate to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Climbing Tours

4
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Laguna de los Tres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

6
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santiago online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from El Chalten to Santiago takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Chalten to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Museums Parks
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Photography Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora visit planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Ayora in 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
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 zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Los Tuneles, make a trip to The Wall of Tears, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Cusco takes 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cusco is 1 hour. In February in Cusco, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

3
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 27th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Zipline
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Zipline

5
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, get outside with Cachoeira Do Abismo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vale do Rio Macaco waterfall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Fernando de Noronha on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Cachoeira dos Cristais ©
Cachoeira dos Cristais
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros

6
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Leão, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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