60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Shuttle to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 5 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Step out of the city life by going to Los Tuneles and Concha de Perla. Step off the beaten path and head to Las Tintoreras and Isabela Island Wetlands Complex. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, stroll through Playa Puerto Villamil, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, and indulge in some personalized pampering at La Playita.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil tour itinerary builder.

Medellin, Colombia to Puerto Villamil is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Las Grietas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Samay Latin Art and Maprae. When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately Baltra away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Loberia and Puerto Chino Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Interpretation Center and Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: cast your line with Ecuagringo Fishing, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, and head off the coast to Isla Lobos.

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Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Quito.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Quito, Ecuador — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica del Voto Nacional and La Capilla Del Hombre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Intinan Museum and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, and see the interesting displays at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Quito tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in April, with highs in Quito at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mendoza.
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Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Mendoza, Argentina — 3 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodega Tierras Altas and River Rafting & Tubing. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with a short trip to Casa El Enemigo in Maipu (about 38 minutes away). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lopez and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza day trip tool.

You can fly from Quito to Mendoza in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Quito to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Quito in May: high temperatures in Mendoza hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Wineries · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Rio Correntoso. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get impressive views of Ventisquero Negro.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche planner.

Getting from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mendoza in May: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ushuaia.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

Ushuaia, Argentina — 4 nights

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Visiting Ushuaia Bay and Lago Roca will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Martial and Boat Tours & Water Sports. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take an in-depth tour of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia attractions planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Montevideo.
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Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Montevideo, Uruguay — 4 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Let the collections at 1972 Museum and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Mansa and Playa Punta Ballena. Take a break from Montevideo with a short trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este in Punta del Este, about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, and stop by Pocitos.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Ushuaia to Montevideo by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, Montevideo is somewhat warmer than Ushuaia - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay — 2 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata. On the next day, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento online itinerary planner.

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Catedral Primada. Explore hidden gems such as Palermo and Museo Evita. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and admire the masterpieces at Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 2 nights

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 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu tour itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in May: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

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.
Get outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana and Folclore Edison Carneiro Museum. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Mirante da Prainha, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rio de Janeiro using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.
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Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

Sao Paulo, Brazil — 5 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Explore hidden gems such as Juquehy Beach and Museu da Lingua Portuguesa. You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Afro Brazil Museum. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida) and Skydiving (in Boituva). The adventure continues: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cedeira Dive.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo holiday website.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Uyuni.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

Uyuni, Bolivia — 1 night

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uyuni route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Uyuni takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Uyuni. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect nights in Uyuni to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to La Paz.
Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

La Paz, Bolivia — 2 nights

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas.

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Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Uyuni in June, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.