60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Arraial do Cabo
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty, Bus to Ubatuba, Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Alameda São Sebastião, 12, Bus to Sao Paulo, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly to Salvador, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Ferry to Salvador, Fly to Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Isla Martillo and Plaza Malvinas. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Lago Roca, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip itinerary tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Ushuaia is an approximately 37.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Argentina Standard Time is minus 10 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 3 nights

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate online holiday maker.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in El Calafate. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to El Chalten.
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El Chalten, Argentina — 3 nights

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Torre and El Mirador De Los Condores. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Chalten trip planning app.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Isla Victoria. Change things up with a short trip to Rio Correntoso in Villa La Angostura (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's still lots to do: walk around Parque Municipal Llao Llao, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche online tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Puerto Varas.
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Puerto Varas, Chile — 3 nights

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Volcan Osorno in Puerto Montt (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue and admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas online sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in Puerto Varas to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle Arcoiris, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Varas to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Varas in January, plan for a bit warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Punta del Este.
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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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirador Punta Ballena and Conrad Casino. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Brava, make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip planning app.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Punta del Este by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Punta del Este due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer evenings in Punta del Este when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, with lows around 23°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis, Brazil — 6 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guarda do Embau Beach and Dunas da Joaquina. Step out of Florianopolis to go to Praia do Rosa and see Praia do Rosa, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Matadeiro Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa da Conceicao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach, and wander the streets of Costa da Lagoa.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Florianopolis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in January, you will find days in Florianopolis are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Arraial do Cabo.
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil — 3 nights

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and Prainha. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, stroll through Farol Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo vacation builder site.

Getting from Florianopolis to Arraial do Cabo by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Arraial do Cabo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aventureiro and Dois Rios Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, stroll through Lopes Mendes Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ilha Grande day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Arraial do Cabo to Ilha Grande in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ilhabela.
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Ilhabela, Brazil — 4 nights

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Do Bonete and Gato Waterfall. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Feiticeira and enjoy the sand and surf at Juliao Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ilhabela trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi from Ilha Grande to Ilhabela in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilha Grande in February, Ilhabela is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Porto Seguro.
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Porto Seguro, Brazil — 6 nights

In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Explore hidden gems such as Largo da Ajuda and Praia de Taipe. When in Porto Seguro, make a side trip to see Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia, approximately Santa Cruz Cabralia away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, kick back and relax at Taperapua Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quadrado, and stroll through Muta Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Porto Seguro in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil — 3 nights

One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Garapua Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamboa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Quarta Praia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 6 nights

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Atalaia Beach and Fernado de Noronha Island. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha day trip planning website.

Getting from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha by combination of ferry and flight takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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