60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  25 h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
4
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h
10
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
+5
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  12 h 15 min
11
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
12
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  19 h
13
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
14
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Charlotte, United States

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: head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at trilha Costa Azul, see the interesting displays at Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum, and kick back and relax at Enseada da Caieira.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip maker site.

Charlotte, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Flores Da Cunha (Viapiana Winery & Vinicola Salvattore). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago Negro, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, don't miss a visit to Chave-Mestra Escape Game Gramado, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado vacation 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 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Canela, Flores Da Cunha
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore

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 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu travel route app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Iguazu National Park.

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
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip app.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Estancia El Ombu de Areco
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On your second day here, get outside with Enjoy!.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Calafate trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and little chillier nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, stop by Patio Bellavista, and stop by Barrio Bellavista.

Planning Santiago trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from El Calafate to Santiago in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Calafate to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Casa de Isla Negra
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama tour builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

2
nights
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 (Tue): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and train from San Pedro de Atacama to Machu Picchu in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) 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
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

6
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: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, wander the streets of San Blas, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cusco day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Cusco sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in November: highs in Puerto Ayora hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

6
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, kick back and relax at Playa Mann, head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, and make a trip to Dona Pilo.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Isla Lobos ©
Isla Lobos
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

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