60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  19​h 45​min
1
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
bus + subway + bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
9
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  9​h 45​min
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  6​h
12
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
13
Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
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, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Carioquinhas, delve into the mystery of Jardim de Maytreia, and get great views at Janela Lookout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias planner .

Toronto, Canada to Alto Paraiso de Goias is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Alto Paraiso de Goias is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira Carioquinhas ©
Cachoeira Carioquinhas

5
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, hike along Trilha do Piquinho, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha in 11 hours. Traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

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
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

5
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.
When in Sao Paulo, make a side trip to see National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida in Aparecida, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo day trip planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, you will find days in Sao Paulo are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Miragem Livraria in Sao Francisco de Paula (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: walk around Mini Mundo, make a trip to Rua Coberta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra, and immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gramado trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canela, Miragem Livraria
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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.
When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Imperial Museum in Petropolis, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, explore and take pictures at Leblon Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planner .

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
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 28th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu tour site .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Rio de Janeiro to Machu Picchu in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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 find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tipon, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
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, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lima journey planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, Lima is much hotter at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Lima to Puerto Ayora in 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in July; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 31°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

5
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 wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and look for all kinds of wild species at Concha de Perla.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Isabela Island ©
Isabela 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, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Interpretation Center, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, and kick back and relax at La Loberia.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

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
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Esensal), Ermita de Santa Barbara (in Tabio) and Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Bogota with the Route module. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in July, expect nights in Bogota to be colder, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita, Ermita de Santa Barbara
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Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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