60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly to Comodoro Rivadavia, Bus to Perito Moreno
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Bus to Balmaceda, Foot to Balmaceda, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 4 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Solomon and Itau Cultural Institute. You'll explore and learn at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo and Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Estacao Pinacoteca, see some colorful creatures with Cedeira Dive, stop by Batman Alley, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sao Paulo fast, fun, and easy.

Oslo, Norway to Sao Paulo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Oslo to Sao Paulo. Traveling from Oslo in October, things will get much hotter in Sao Paulo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 3 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn about all things military at Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, then get engrossed in the history at Museu Historico Nacional, and then don't miss a visit to Maua Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Marina Da Gloria, take an in-depth tour of Forte de Copacabana, and then examine the collection at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Rio.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro visit planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in November, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Ilha Grande, Brazil — 3 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get in touch with nature at Aquamarina Mergulho and Tropical Forest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Itaguacu Beach and Leste e do Sul Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Enseada do Bananal Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande online vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In November in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 3 nights

Relax by the water at Copacabana Beach and Sao Francisco Beach. Appreciate the collections at Museu da Republica and Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi. See some other sides of Rio de Janeiro: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, witness the site of a historic battle at Sao Luis Fortress, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

Make your Rio de Janeiro itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Iguazu National Park.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 3 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Provincial Urugua-i Park and Isla San Martin. Take a break from the city and head to Iguazu Falls and Salto Bernabe Mendez. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Iguazu National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Usina del Arte. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Peru Beach (in Acassuso) and San Isidro (Catedral de San Isidro & Villa Ocampo). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, see the interesting displays at Colon Fabrica (Teatro Colon), and steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay — 1 night

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Montevideo.
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Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Montevideo, Uruguay — 2 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and then learn the secrets of beer at The Wine Experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Montevideo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maldonado.
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Maldonado, Uruguay — 3 nights

One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Brava and Playa Punta Ballena. Get some cultural insight at The Wine Experience and Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado. Go for a jaunt from Maldonado to Piriapolis to see Barcos del Este about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pinares, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, learn about winemaking at Alto de la Ballena, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Portezuelo.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maldonado day trip website.

You can drive from Montevideo to Maldonado in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ushuaia.
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Ushuaia, Argentina — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glaciar Martial and Paseo de los Artesanos Enriqueta Gastelumendi. Visiting Lago Roca and Bahia Ensenada Zaratiegui will get you outdoors. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, stop by Feria artesanal Ushuaia, contemplate the long history of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga.

To plan Ushuaia vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Maldonado to Ushuaia by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Maldonado in November; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perito Moreno.
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Perito Moreno, Argentina — 3 nights

Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zoyen Turismo and Parque Nacional Patagonia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perito Moreno: Los Antiguos (Chacra Don Neno & Portal La Ascension). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Carlos Gradin Museo de Arqueologia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Perito Moreno trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Perito Moreno in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in December; daily highs in Perito Moreno reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Santiago.
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Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

Santiago, Chile — 3 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Nacional, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, and then take a stroll through Isidora Goyenechea.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santiago driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Perito Moreno to Santiago in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Perito Moreno to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mendoza.
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Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bodega Matervini and Bodega Hacienda del Plata. Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Benegas and Vina Las Perdices. There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Bodega Kaiken, learn about winemaking at Finca Decero, and examine the collection at Museo Casa de Fader.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza planning app.

You can fly from Santiago to Mendoza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Mendoza is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Santiago.
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Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Santiago, Chile — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, then look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then buy something for everyone on your list at Alto Las Condes.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Uyuni.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Uyuni, Bolivia — 2 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Salar de Uyuni. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pueblo Pulacayo and Plaza Arce. There's more to do: examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Uyuni takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Uyuni, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to La Paz.
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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

La Paz, Bolivia — 3 nights

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Get some cultural insight at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz and Sopocachi. Explore hidden gems such as Mario Sarabia and River Rafting & Tubing. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our La Paz online route planner.

Fly from Uyuni to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in December: highs in La Paz hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cusco.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Cusco, Peru — 2 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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cusco road trip app.

Fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in December, expect Cusco to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Machu Picchu.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Rocas Sagradas and then explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, and then stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lima.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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.
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima and Museo MATE will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar) and Zona Outlet. Explore Lima's surroundings by going to Callao (Fortaleza real felipe, Balneario La Punta, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, steep yourself in history at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and explore the world behind art at Museo Pedro de Osma.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lima online sightseeing planner.

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 December, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:

Uruguay travel guide

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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.
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