59 days in South America Itinerary

59 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 10 nights

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, trek along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip planning app.

Berlin, Germany to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Fernando de Noronha is minus 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Tours
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Must see
Baia do Sancho
4.9

6
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and get outside with Leblon Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro road trip site.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

Land of the Waterfalls

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 nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu travel tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Must see
Iguazu Falls
4.9

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Foz do Iguacu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5
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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

2
nights

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park attractions planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to 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 a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque), River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and Ski Portillo Just For The Day (in Portillo). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santiago online trip builder.

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cusco online tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April in Cusco, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
exploor
4.8
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Historic Site
Sacsayhuaman
4.7

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu driving holiday tool.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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5
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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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, stroll through Playa Punta Carola, and explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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National Park
Cerro Tijeretas
4.8
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Beach
Cerro Brujo
4.9
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Natural History Museum
Interpretation Center
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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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Los Tuneles, stroll through Concha de Perla, explore and take pictures at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and meet the residents at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil. 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Volcano
Sierra Negra
4.3
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Island
Las Tintoreras
4.6
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Island
Isabela Island
4.7

10
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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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. April in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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