60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America vacation planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
2
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
4
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
5
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
7
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
8
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
9
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
10
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
11
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
12
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
13
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
14
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights

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.
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 masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, stroll around Parque Metropolitano de Santiago - Parquemet, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Santiago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Santiago is minus 16 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta to see Salar de Atacama about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Altiplanicas, and identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama route app.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salar de Atacama, Atacama Desert
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Machu Picchu takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

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: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Cusco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Choquequirao Archeological Park
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, stop by Los Tuneles, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Villamil takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, experience rural life at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, view the masterpieces at Maki-Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
Find places to stay May 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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.
Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Interpretation Center, explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

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, stroll through Praia do Sueste, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha visit app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Fernando de Noronha. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Fernando de Noronha. In June, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, get outside with Leblon Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online day trip planner.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu online journey maker.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, with highs in Foz do Iguacu at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, thenadmire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park planning website.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto 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, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Lago Argentino and then head outdoors with Enjoy!. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read El Calafate trip maker.

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 June, you will find days in El Calafate are cooler (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, hike along Laguna de los Tres, see the interesting displays at Encuentros con la Historia. Estancia Turistica, and explore the activities along Lago del Desierto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Laguna de los Tres, Lago del Desierto
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

Similar Plans

58 days in South America BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 28 days in South America BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 53 days in South America BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 2 days in South America BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 50 days in South America BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in South America BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in South America BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in South America BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 32 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced
See more plans