60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  23​h
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  6​h
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  24​h
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Calgary, Canada

6
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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and get outside with Galapagos Sub Aqua.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora itinerary planning app .

Calgary, Canada to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 2 hours. In October, Puerto Ayora is much hotter than Calgary - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista, North Seymour Island
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, get outside with Cueva de Sucre, identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla, and step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

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, get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tijeretas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola.

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

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Pisac (in Pisac) and Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Cusco with the Route module. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in October, plan for slightly colder days in Cusco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu travel app .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 24 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha is 3 hours. October in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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 Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Leblon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro itinerary planner.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, Rio de Janeiro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
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.
Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida (in Aparecida) and Valenbier Microcervejaria (in Extrema). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, Valenbier Microcervejaria
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu day trip planning tool .

Fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Sao Paulo in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

5
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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip tool .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

6
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: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso), Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). And it doesn't end there: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago day trip planning site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, La Sebastiana, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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