60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Norwich, United Kingdom
Fly:  27 h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h
4
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
6
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  9 h 45 min
7
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
8
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Medellin, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
11
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot:  6 h
12
Caracas, Venezuela
— 1 day
Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
13
Georgetown, Guyana
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Norwich, United Kingdom

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha tour planning website .

Norwich, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Norwich to Fernando de Noronha is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Norwich in June: highs in Fernando de Noronha hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

6
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.
Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Imperial Museum in Petropolis, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Palermo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires visit planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Buenos Aires is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

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

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Pisac to see Pisac about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cusco day trip planning app .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Cusco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in June: highs in Cusco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

3
nights
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ollantaytambo: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lares Trek, hunt for treasures at Mercado Artesanal, and steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ollantaytambo online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Lares Trek, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

4
nights
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ollantaytambo to Lima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Ollantaytambo in June since evenings lows in Lima dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

6
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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and shop like a local with Galeria Aymara.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Lima to Puerto Ayora in 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lima in July, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 31°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

5
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Interpretation Center, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, stroll through Cerro Brujo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

4
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Change things up with these side-trips from Quito: Reserva Ecologica Antisana (in Cayambe) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). Spend the 15th (Wed) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, don't miss a visit to Bordados Zuleta, and admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Quito trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in July, expect Quito to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotopaxi National Park, Reserva Ecologica Antisana, Cuicocha
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

3
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, have some family-friendly fun at Bubble Foot Medellin, and look for gifts at Duna Store.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Quito to Medellin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Quito in July, you will find days in Medellin are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT

3
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and experience the excitement of Whee Institute.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota holiday planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Medellin in July; daily highs in Bogota reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Fun & Games Classes

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

1
day
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and then head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Caracas tour planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Caracas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time to Venezuela Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila

3
nights
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Pandama Retreat & Winery, get engrossed in the history at Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara, admire the striking features of Parliament Bldg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Georgetown route planner.

Fly from Caracas to Georgetown in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Georgetown are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery
GT Motorsports ©
GT Motorsports
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

2
nights
Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fort Zeelandia and then stroll through Tafelberg Nature Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch reformed church, then walk around Brownsberg Nature Park, and finally take in the views from Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paramaribo trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Georgetown to Paramaribo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Guyana Time to Suriname Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tafelberg Nature Preserve
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Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve
Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Brownsberg Nature Park ©
Brownsberg Nature Park

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