59 days in South America Itinerary

59 days in South America Itinerary

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59 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly:  16​h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
9
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  6​h
10
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 10 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: Berlin, Germany

7
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

6
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
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 beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and explore and take pictures at Leblon Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 8 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, contemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat, and get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

Plan my day in Foz do Iguacu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, Foz do Iguacu is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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 nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through Palermo, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park trip planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Ski Portillo (in Portillo), Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Ski Portillo Just For The Day, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 4:
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

5
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Cusco are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

5
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Chino Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

5
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
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 wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla, step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island, and stroll through Playa Puerto Villamil.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

10
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, and explore the galleries of Galeria Aymara.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In April in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
Find places to stay Apr 21 — May 1:
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

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