60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America route planner

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Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 7 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Gramado, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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 Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha) and Bento Goncalves (Vinicola Torcello & Casa Fontanari). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, test your problem-solving skills at Chave-Mestra Escape Game, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gramado road trip site.

Sao Paulo to Gramado is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
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 5th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park tour site.

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 7 nights

Queen of La Plata

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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip 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 October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13:

Santiago, Chile

— 7 nights

City of the Island Hills

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: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santiago day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 20:

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Cusco, Peru

— 7 nights

Imperial City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, trek along exploor, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cusco vacation planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 28:

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 6 nights
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: paddle through the water with Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, and get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Villamil takes 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 7 nights
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and shop like a local with Galeria Aymara.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In November in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 10:

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 8 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and add some adventure to your tour with Noronha Canoe Clube.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Fernando de Noronha in 26 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 3 hours. In November, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer than Puerto Ayora - with highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 19:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, tour or see a show at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

Plan a trip to Rio de Janeiro easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 26: