60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 15 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  25 h
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
7
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  6 h
8
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
9
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
10
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 45 min
11
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Sydney to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

7
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.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, get great views at Leblon Beach, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

8
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Fernado de Noronha Island, hike along trilha Costa Azul, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

7
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. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, and relax in the rural setting at Highland View Galapagos.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Fernando de Noronha to Puerto Ayora in 26 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, things will get slightly colder in Puerto Ayora: highs are around 31°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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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

6
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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can 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 (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Brujo, and get outside with Cerro Tijeretas.

Plan my day in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 6 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

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
Isla Lobos ©
Isla Lobos

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, wander the streets of San Blas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cusco, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Cusco. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in November, expect nights in Cusco to be much colder, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maras
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu vacation builder.

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 by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

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) and Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck (in Vina del Mar). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

La Sebastiana, Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck
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Food Tours
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

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