60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10 h
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
5
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  14 h 30 min
7
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 day
+5
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  11 h 30 min
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
9
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  20 h 45 min
10
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
11
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
12
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
13
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Manchester, 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: get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In May, Fernando de Noronha is much warmer than Manchester - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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 wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Carioquinhas, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Cachoeira da Muralha ©
Cachoeira da Muralha

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, and brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro. In May, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

4
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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo tour planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bento Goncalves (Angheben Vinhos Finos, Vinicola Torcello, &more), Adelmo Trott Historic Municipal Museum (in Taquara) and Miragem Livraria (in Sao Francisco de Paula). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Mini Mundo, make a trip to Rua Coberta, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gramado online trip planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Gramado by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, Adelmo Trott Historic Municipal Museum, Miragem Livraria
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Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia ©
Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

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 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu online road trip planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

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

1
day
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uyuni trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Foz do Iguacu to Uyuni in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Uyuni. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May; daily highs in Uyuni reach 3°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni

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 1st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu day trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train from Uyuni to Machu Picchu in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Uyuni to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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 (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and browse the exhibits of Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary planning app.

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 in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Maras
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exploor ©
exploor
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, head off the coast to Turtle Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil journey planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Think Galapagos, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

Find out how to plan Puerto Ayora trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, stroll through Cerro Tijeretas, kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In June in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Isla Lobos ©
Isla Lobos

4
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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran (in Tocancipa). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), don't miss a visit to Centro Empresarial Santa Barbara, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bogota day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Bogota. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bogota, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran
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Food Tours
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

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