61 days in South America Itinerary

61 days in South America Itinerary

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61 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Alicante, Spain
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Salvador, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Fortaleza, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
10
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
11
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
13
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
14
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Alicante, Spain

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.
Head to Bom Retiro and Shopping Center Iguatemi Campinasfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Galleria Shopping (in Campinas), Praiamar Shopping Center (in Santos) and Iguatemi Esplanada (in Sorocaba). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, stop by Chocolat du Jour, and stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo holiday planning tool.

Alicante, Spain to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alicante to Sao Paulo is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Alicante in August, things will get slightly colder in Sao Paulo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Campinas, Praiamar Shopping Center, Iguatemi Esplanada, Centervale Shopping
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Livraria Cultura ©
Livraria Cultura
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Bom Retiro ©
Bom Retiro

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.
Head to Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas and Brasil e Cia Arte Popularfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, look for gifts at Shopping Leblon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirante da Prainha, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro itinerary planning app.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Salvador.

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

2
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 2nd (Fri), browse the fresh offerings at Mercado do Rio Vermelho, stop by Salvador Shopping, then browse the different shops at Salvador Norte Shopping, then look for gifts at Cocadas Juriti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Boto-Cor-de-Rosa Livros Arte & Cafe and then visit Pelourinho.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salvador tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Salvador Shopping ©
Salvador Shopping
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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.
Visiting Baia do Sancho and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. September in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

2
nights
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Casarao dos Fabricantes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Futuro, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Iguatemi Fortaleza, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Patio Dom Luis.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fortaleza route planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Fortaleza in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. September in Fortaleza sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Casarao dos Fabricantes ©
Casarao dos Fabricantes
Praia do Futuro ©
Praia do Futuro
North Shopping Joquei ©
North Shopping Joquei

3
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 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu day trip site.

Fly from Fortaleza to Foz do Iguacu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fortaleza in September, expect Foz do Iguacu to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lima.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, Iguazu Falls
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu ©
Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Huaca Pucllana and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. For shopping fun, head to Dedalo arte & artesania or Mercado Indios. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Comercial El Polo in Santiago de Surco (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), stop by Mercado nro 1 de Surquillo, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lima online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Lima in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September, plan for slightly colder days in Lima, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Centro Comercial El Polo
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Dedalo arte & artesania ©
Dedalo arte & artesania
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

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.
Head to Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco and Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Coloresfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo Inka capture your imagination. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, pick up some new knowledge with Faces of Cusco, indulge in some personalized pampering at Paramatma Holistic Healing, and catch all the local highlights with Explorandes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cusco, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lima in September since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cusco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

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.
Shop till you drop at Olga Fisch Folklore and Bigalli Hats. Get some cultural insight at Casa Museo Guayasamin and La Capilla Del Hombre. Take a break from Quito with a short trip to JJ Leathersmith in Otavalo, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Shepherd Ecuador and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuyabeno Lodge.

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Traveling by flight from Cusco to Quito takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in September, Quito is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Quito

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

JJ Leathersmith
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Olga Fisch Folklore ©
Olga Fisch Folklore
Casa Museo Guayasamin ©
Casa Museo Guayasamin
La Capilla Del Hombre ©
La Capilla Del Hombre

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.
Get in touch with nature at San Cristóbal Hill and Ski Portillo Just For The Day. Do your shopping at Costanera Center and AJ Orfebres. Step out of Santiago to go to Vina del Mar and see Lapislázuli Faba Viña del Mar, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Chascona, stop by Patio La Rosa, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Santiago is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ski Portillo Just For The Day, Lapislázuli Faba Viña del Mar, AJ Orfebres
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Ski Portillo Just For The Day ©
Ski Portillo Just For The Day
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
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.
Head to Evo Sports and Delicias de la Patagoniafor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Catedral Alta Patagonis and Circuito Chico. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura to see Benroth Chocolates about 1h 15 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Epic Bariloche. There's still lots to do: tour along fresh powder with Barlan Travel & Adventure and look for gifts at Almacen de Vinos.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning site.

Getting from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Benroth Chocolates
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Epic Bariloche ©
Epic Bariloche

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Cemiterio de Recoleta. Head to Palermo and Galerias Pacificofor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, try your luck at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and view the masterpieces at Morada Veron.

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You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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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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nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Continente Shopping and Arteeiro Arte e Artesanato. Visiting Lagoinha do Leste and Praia Mole will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Jurere Beach and stop by Shopping Center Iguatemi Florianopolis.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis journey tool.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Florianopolis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect Florianopolis to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Continente Shopping
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Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Jurere Beach ©
Jurere Beach

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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.
Head to Kukos Importadora and Divina Tavola Especiariasfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Lago Negro and Parque Estadual do Caracol. Explore Gramado's surroundings by going to Casa das Cucas Vitiaceri (in Bento Goncalves) and Kukos (in Nova Petropolis). The adventure continues: stroll around Mini Mundo, look for gifts at Barroco Atelier, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Florianopolis to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Canela, Casa das Cucas Vitiaceri, Kukos
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

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