60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Curitiba, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Bus to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Guayaquil
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 6 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from London in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Curitiba.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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Curitiba, Brazil — 4 nights

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Step out of Curitiba with an excursion to Familia Fardo Vinicola in Quatro Barras--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, walk around Tangua Park, and explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July: high temperatures in Curitiba hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Gramado.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Gramado, Brazil — 5 nights

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.
Gramado is known for sightseeing, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, get in on the family fun at Snowland, and immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Curitiba to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

Sao Paulo, Brazil — 6 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo day trip planner.

Getting from Gramado to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sucre.
Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

Sucre, Bolivia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Monica Church, then get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at La Maja and then make a trip to Cal Orck'o.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Sucre trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Sucre takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Sucre is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sucre, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uyuni.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Uyuni, Bolivia — 2 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 28th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Train Cemetery and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sucre to Uyuni in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Sucre in July, plan for cooler days in Uyuni, with highs around 4°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to La Paz.
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La Paz, Bolivia — 5 nights

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Take a break from La Paz with a short trip to Tiwanaku in Tiwanaku, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. The adventure continues: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, push the limits with an extreme tour, and explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our La Paz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in July, expect nights in La Paz to be a bit cooler, around -4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Tours
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Cusco, Peru — 6 nights

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 Cusco's surroundings by going to Pisac (in Pisac) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). On the 4th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, browse the exhibits of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cusco travel tool.

Getting from La Paz to Cusco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from La Paz in August; daily highs in Cusco reach 24°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Machu Picchu.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. You will leave for Lima on the 11th (Thu).
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Highlights from your trip

Lima, Peru — 6 nights

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 historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lima route site.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Lima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll set off for Puerto Ayora on the 17th (Wed).
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Itabaca.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Lima to Puerto Ayora in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in August; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Guayaquil.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 24:

Guayaquil, Ecuador — 2 nights

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a stroll through Las Penas and then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Guayaquil in 9 hours. When traveling from Puerto Ayora in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Quito.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Quito, Ecuador — 6 nights

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 a short trip to Cuicocha in Cotacachi (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Quito trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Quito takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Quito is little chillier than Guayaquil - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Bolivia travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Ecuador travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.