60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Curitiba, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Georgetown, Guyana
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h 15​min
14
Caracas, Venezuela
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz tour itinerary website .

Toronto, Canada to La Paz is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to La Paz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in January, you will find days in La Paz are much hotter (17°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uyuni travel planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Uyuni in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from La Paz in January since evenings lows in Uyuni dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

1
night
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, admire the landmark architecture of Panteon Nacional de los Heroes, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Barro. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico) and then get outside with Lago Ypacarai.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Asuncion road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Uyuni to Asuncion takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in January, things will get much warmer in Asuncion: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lago Ypacarai
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Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, admire the engineering at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Asuncion to Foz do Iguacu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Asuncion to Foz do Iguacu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

4
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Get out of town with these interesting Gramado side-trips: Bento Goncalves (Vinicola Cainelli & Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia), Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Luiz Argenta, Vinicola Salvattore, & more) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Tres Coroas). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, make a trip to Caro Watson Escape Game, learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gramado trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Gramado

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Flores Da Cunha, Canela, Bento Goncalves, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Snowland ©
Snowland

5
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Change things up with these side-trips from Curitiba: Marumbi Peak (in Morretes), Familia Fardo Vinicola (in Quatro Barras) and Morro do Canal (in Piraquara). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Tabor Magnificat, make a trip to Bairro de Santa Felicidade, and walk around Parque Tangua.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Curitiba in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Curitiba can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Familia Fardo Vinicola, Morro do Canal, Marumbi Peak
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON

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 some stellar pictures from Sugarloaf Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro route builder app .

You can fly from Curitiba to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Curitiba in February, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

5
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Go for a jaunt from Sao Paulo to Boituva to see Skydiving about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Ibirapuera Park, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo road trip planning site .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Skydiving
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

3
nights
Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Explore Cayenne's surroundings by going to Le Morpho (in Roura), Les Iles du Salut (in Kourou) and Jardin Botanique de Guyane (in Macouria). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Devil's Island, hike along Sentier des Salines, steep yourself in history at Domaine Pascaud, and meet the residents at Zoo de Guyane.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cayenne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Cayenne takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, Cayenne is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Remire-Montjoly, Macouria, Les Iles du Salut, Le Morpho
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Devil's Island ©
Devil's Island
Les Iles du Salut ©
Les Iles du Salut
Ilet la Mere ©
Ilet la Mere

4
nights
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for historic sites, parks, zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Pandama Retreat & Winery, have fun at Providence Stadium, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Georgetown online trip planner .

You can fly from Cayenne to Georgetown in 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cayenne to Georgetown due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
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Perfumes Guyana ©
Perfumes Guyana
Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery
GT Motorsports ©
GT Motorsports

5
nights
Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Explore Paramaribo's surroundings by going to Museum Bakkie (in Reynsdorp) and Fort Nieuw Amsterdam (in Nieuw Amsterdam). Spend the 22nd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Tafelberg Nature Preserve. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Het Koto Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paramaribo trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Georgetown to Paramaribo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Commewijne District, Tafelberg Nature Preserve
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve
Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica

3
nights
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Los Roques National Park ©
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Los Roques National Park is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes, kick back and relax at Noronky Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo De Agua, and head off the coast to Sebastopol.

Plan a Los Roques National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Paramaribo to Los Roques National Park in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paramaribo to Los Roques National Park is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Faro Holandes ©
Faro Holandes
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui

4
nights
Margarita Island, Venezuela

Margarita Island ©
A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortín La Galera, kick back and relax at Playa Parguito, make a trip to Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, and examine the collection at Hacienda El Tanque.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Margarita Island holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Los Roques National Park to Margarita Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Fortín La Galera
Fortín La Galera
Playa el Yaque ©
Playa el Yaque

4
nights
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Go for a jaunt from Caracas to Canaima National Park to see Salto El Sapo about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Kama - Kama Meru, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Caracas online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Margarita Island to Caracas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Canaima National Park
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Salto El Sapo ©
Salto El Sapo
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru
Yurani Falls ©
Yurani Falls

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