60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  31 h
1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  14 h 45 min
5
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  11 h 15 min
7
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4 h
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Get outdoors at Cerro Tijeretas and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Punta Pitt and Playa Punta Carola. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cerro Brujo, kick back and relax at La Loberia, and take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

6
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de los Perros. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Aymara and Maprae. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. November in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Speed Boats Tours
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex and Sierra Negra. Visit Playa Puerto Villamil and El Faro for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, explore the activities along Laguna Salinas, get outside with Cueva de Sucre, and glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil trip maker site .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Salinas de Maras. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de Armas and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Step out of Cusco to go to Maras and see Moray, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, explore the galleries of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, hike along exploor, and explore the ancient world of Tipon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Cusco. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Relax by the water at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Visiting Praia dos Carneiros and Praia De Maracaipe will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, walk around Projeto Hippocampus, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas vacation planner.

Getting from Cusco to Porto de Galinhas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 15 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Cusco in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Porto de Galinhas: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

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.
Get in touch with nature at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip maker site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

5
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get in touch with nature at Lopes Mendes Beach and Grumixama Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Lagoa Azul and Itaguacu Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Aventureiro and enjoy the sand and surf at Parnaioca Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Fernando de Noronha to Ilha Grande takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, Ilha Grande is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Leblon Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, and stroll through Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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.
Cemiterio de Recoleta and Calle Defensa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de Mayo and Catedral Primada. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, shop like a local with Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and stop by Palermo.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, Buenos Aires is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Casablanca (Kingston Family Vineyards & Emiliana Organic Vineyards) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, visit Barrio Bellavista, and explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago road trip app .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Casablanca, Concha y Toro
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Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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