60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Belem, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Manaus, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Puerto Iguazu
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly to Rio Gallegos, Bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
Bus to Punta Arenas Airport, Fly to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
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Drive to Mataveri Airport, Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Belem, Brazil — 2 nights

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Forte do Presepio, then walk around Mangal das Garcas, and then don't miss a visit to Estacao das Docas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Mercado Ver-o-Peso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare, and then examine the collection at Museu do Cirio de Nazare.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Belem trip planning website.

Valencia, Spain to Belem is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Valencia to Belem, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Valencia in September since evenings lows in Belem dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Manaus.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Manaus, Brazil — 2 nights

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the activities along Meeting of Waters and then don't miss a visit to Manauara Shopping. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ponte Do Rio Negro and then kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manaus route builder site.

Getting from Belem to Manaus by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Uyuni.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Uyuni, Bolivia — 3 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Go for a jaunt from Uyuni to Potosi to see Pueblo Pulacayo about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Ferroviaria, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni route planning website.

Fly from Manaus to Uyuni in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Manaus in September, expect Uyuni to be much colder, temps between 1°C and 0°C. You will leave for Sao Paulo on the 11th (Sun).
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Sao Paulo, Brazil — 5 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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, don't miss a visit to Paulista Avenue, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to Sao Paulo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In September, Sao Paulo is much warmer than Uyuni - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 7 nights

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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Iguazu.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 23:

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina — 3 nights

The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Isla San Martin, Salto Bernabe Mendez, &more). There's much more to do: visit Puerto Iguazu, stroll through Guiraoga, look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Iguazu online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September since evenings lows in Puerto Iguazu dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 7 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Before you visit Buenos Aires, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in September: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile — 3 nights

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
On the 4th (Tue), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Last Hope Distillery.

You can plan Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is minus 1 hour. In October, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is slightly colder than Buenos Aires - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. You'll set off for Machu Picchu on the 6th (Thu).
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Machu Picchu, Peru — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, make a trip to Intipuncu, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, and delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Machu Picchu in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. 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 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hanga Roa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

Hanga Roa, Chile — 3 nights

The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ahu Tongariki, kick back and relax at Anakena, look for gifts at Tamure Shop, and contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa trip maker app.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Hanga Roa in 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Hanga Roa is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador — 5 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at La Loberia, stroll through Playa de Oro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanga Roa to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in October: high temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and get a dose of the wild on Rosedelco- Day tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. You'll set off for Medellin on the 31st (Mon).
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:

Medellin, Colombia — 1 night

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Medellin trip planning tool.

Fly from Puerto Villamil to Medellin in 10 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Medellin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

Easter Island travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Historic Sites
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.

Galapagos Islands travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.