60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 6 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Rosario, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 7 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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La Serena, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Bus to Uyuni, Taxi to Uyuni
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 5 nights
Taxi to Uyuni, Bus to La Paz
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night

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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 2 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo holiday maker site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In August in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Punta del Este.
Nightlife · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Punta del Este, Uruguay — 3 nights

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
You've added Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, Playa de Los Ingleses, Playa Brava, and other attractions to your itinerary.

You can plan Punta del Este trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Punta del Este by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get a bit cooler in Punta del Este: highs are around 19°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Montevideo.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Montevideo, Uruguay — 6 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ciudad Vieja, Escaramuza Libros, Mercado del Puerto, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Azulejo and Museo del Tabaco La Republicana. Get some historical perspective at Parroquia Sagrado Corazon and Parroquia Tierra Santa. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Torres Garcia, don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, and see the interesting displays at Museo Interactivo Del Instituto Nacional de Carnes.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Montevideo trip maker site.

Getting from Punta del Este to Montevideo by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in August, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Montevideo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay — 2 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Buenos Aires on the 15th (Sun).
Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 6 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: wander the streets of Calle Defensa.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires online travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in 2 hours. In August in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Rosario.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Rosario, Argentina — 4 nights

Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Historico del Convento San Carlos and Parroquia MarIa Auxiliadora. You'll explore and learn at Children's Museum Alto Rosario and Museo Municipal De Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at La Florida, don't miss a visit to Teatro El Circulo, stroll around Parque de Espana, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Decorativo Firma y Odilo Estevez.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rosario online route planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Rosario by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in August since evenings lows in Rosario dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Cordoba.
Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Cordoba, Argentina — 2 nights

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, then steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Santa Teresa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Rosario to Cordoba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rosario in August: highs in Cordoba hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Mendoza.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Mendoza, Argentina — 7 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Fundacional and Bodega La Rural. Santuario Virgen de Lourdes and Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Ex Monasterio del Cristo Orante (in Tupungato), Huayra Paseos en Velero (in Potrerillos) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). Dedicate the 28th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Villavicencio, take in the exciting artwork at Finca Agostino, and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mendoza holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 4:

Santiago, Chile — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Concha y Toro and La Chascona. Appreciate the collections at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. The adventure continues: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to La Serena.
Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

La Serena, Chile — 2 nights

Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Faro Punta Tortuga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cruz Del Tercer Milenio, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Central Tour la Serena. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Avenida del Mar, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Monumental de La Serena.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Serena trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santiago to La Serena in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro de Atacama.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 4 nights

Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
You'll explore and learn at Father Le Paige Museum and Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay. Get some cultural insight at Pukara de Quitor and Atacama Observatory. Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Toconao to see Cementerio de Toconao about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with On Safari Atacama, don't miss a visit to Tunel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salar de Tara, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Take a bus from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from La Serena in September: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Uyuni.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Uyuni, Bolivia — 5 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Appreciate the collections at Train Cemetery and Museo de la Llama y la Sal. Spend the 18th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce, see Off-Road Tours, and head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni tour itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, plan for much colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to La Paz.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

La Paz, Bolivia — 3 nights

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tiwanaku and Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Metales Preciosos and National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore. Step out of La Paz to go to Tiahuanaco and see Puma Punku, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco, get a sense of history and politics at Centro de Informacion Turistica, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read La Paz online trip maker.

Getting from Uyuni to La Paz by combination of taxi and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Uyuni in September, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Puno, Peru — 3 nights

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island and then stroll the grounds of Sillustani. Here are some ideas for day two: slough off your stress at Inca Sauna, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Suri Explorer, and then step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands.

Discover how to plan a Puno trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from La Paz to Puno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from La Paz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puno, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Arequipa, Peru — 1 night

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then shop like a local with Arte Colonial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Puno to Arequipa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, Arequipa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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.