60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 6 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:  2​h 30​min
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  39​h
End: Canberra, Australia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Ski Portillo (in Portillo) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip builder app .

Canberra, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Canberra to Santiago, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Ski Portillo
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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, wander the streets of San Telmo, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires route planner .

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in October, with highs in Foz do Iguacu at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, get great views at Leblon Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari.

Discover how to plan a Rio de Janeiro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

6
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 Morro dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and stroll around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip maker website .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip maker tool .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and don't miss a visit to San Blas.

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

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Cusco takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, expect nights in Cusco to be cooler, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pisac, Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
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: browse the exhibits of Interpretation Center, stroll through Playa Punta Carola, kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, and take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the Route module. November in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa las Bachas, get outside with Galapagos Sub Aqua, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora attractions app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, North Seymour Island
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

7
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, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Concha de Perla, and stroll through El Faro.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil online visit planner .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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