60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  8 h
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 45 min
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  4 h 15 min
10
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
11
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
13
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
14
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  17 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

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: Pichincha (in Puerto Quito) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and see the interesting displays at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Quito day trip website.

London, UK to Quito is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Quito to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pichincha, Cuicocha
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion 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, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora takes 5 hours. In November, Puerto Ayora is a bit warmer than Quito - with highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, 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
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, and contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lima holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Ayora to Lima takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in November: high temperatures in Lima hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Peruvian Soul ©
Peruvian Soul
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Cotapata National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia, push the limits with an extreme tour, and don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz road trip planning app.

You can fly from Lima to La Paz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to La Paz is 1 hour. While traveling from Lima, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Paz

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. While traveling from La Paz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salar de Atacama, Atacama Desert
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Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Valle Nevado to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago journey builder app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, then see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, and finally get outside with Strait of Magellan. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Punta Arenas trip builder app.

Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to El Calafate.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Museo Naval y Maritimo ©
Museo Naval y Maritimo

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then get outside with Enjoy!.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate road trip website.

You can drive from Punta Arenas to El Calafate in 9 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Arenas to El Calafate is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Punta Arenas in December since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Climbing Tours

6
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: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Palermo, visit Puerto Madero, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip site.

You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in December, plan for warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
day
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then stop by Puerto Iguazu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Iguazu trip website.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Iguazu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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 11th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu route planner.

Foz do Iguacu is just a stone's throw from Puerto Iguazu. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to 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

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and get outside with Leblon Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sao Paulo trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Sao Paulo at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Fernando de Noronha. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough 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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