60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  17 h
1
Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Sucre, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
6
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h 45 min
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
8
Valparaiso, Chile
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
10
Mendoza, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
11
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 9 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  20 h
End: Vienna, Austria

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Huaca Pucllana and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Penascal and Playa Kon-Tiki. Go for a jaunt from Lima to Lunahuana to see Iglesia de Santiago Apostol about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lima travel route planning website .

Vienna, Austria to Lima is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vienna in July: highs in Lima hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia de Santiago Apostol
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San Gallan Xpeditions ©
San Gallan Xpeditions
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

3
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.
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Intipuncu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Banos Termales de Cocalmayo. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu route planning tool .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Lima to Machu Picchu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Salinas de Maras and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Iglesia De Santo Domingo. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba), Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Qosqo Ayllu, &more) and Moray (in Maras). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, explore the ancient world of Tipon, hike along exploor, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Maras, Cerveceria Willkamayu
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

5
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Visiting Huayna Potosi and Valley of the Moon will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tiwanaku and Puma Punku. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cotapata National Park, take in breathtaking views at Palca Canyon, and tee off at Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read La Paz online journey planner .

Getting from Cusco to La Paz by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Bolivia Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cusco in July; daily highs in La Paz reach 17°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Puma Punku
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Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Puma Punku ©
Puma Punku

3
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR and Icla Canyon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral and Basilica de San Francisco. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, don't miss a visit to Cal Orck'o, look for gifts at Inca Pallay Shop, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sucre road trip planning tool .

Fly from La Paz to Sucre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sucre: highs are around 24°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Uyuni tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sucre to Uyuni takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sucre in July, you will find days in Uyuni are much colder (4°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pukara de Quitor and Father Le Paige Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Valle De La Luna and Salar de Tara. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas, explore the striking landscape at Licancabur, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama online route planner .

Drive from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in July: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

3
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Reñaca and Rocas de Santo Domingo. Get a sense of the local culture at Matetic Vineyards and Vina Casas del Bosque. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Bodegas RE, &more). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valparaiso road trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in July, expect nights in Valparaiso to be a bit warmer, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Casablanca, Rocas de Santo Domingo, Matetic Vineyards, Reñaca
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Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Iglesia de San Lazaro. Get in touch with nature at San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to San Felipe (Vina Errazuriz & Plaza de Armas de San Felipe), Vina San Esteban (in Los Andes) and Pirque (Alyan the Wine Experience, Concha y Toro, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santiago vacation planner.

Take a bus from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pirque, San Felipe, Vina San Esteban, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

7
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Provincial Aconcagua and Valle de Uco. Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles), Bodega Corazon del Sol (in Los Sauces) and Puente del Inca (in Las Cuevas). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Mendoza road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Mendoza sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tupungato, Casa El Enemigo, Bodegas Salentein, Puente del Inca, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience

5
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Bonita and Playa Bahia Serena. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, hit the slopes at Escuela de Ski Catedral Ski Resort, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and hike along Circuito Chico.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker app .

Getting from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

9
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerto Madero and Parque 3 de Febrero. Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco to see Parroquia San Antonio de Padua about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, visit Palermo, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Parroquia San Antonio de Padua
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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