60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Paraty, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 7 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
5
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  9 h
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
7
Maragogi, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 45 min
8
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5 h
9
Itacare, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
11
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
12
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

7
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore hidden gems such as Lagoinha do Leste and Guarda do Embau Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ribeirao da Ilha and Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Itapema Beach (in Itapema) and Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Costa da Lagoa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Santinho, look for all kinds of wild species at Projeto TAMAR, and stroll through Barra da Lagoa Beach.

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Sydney, Australia to Florianopolis is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Sydney to Florianopolis due to the time zone difference. In February in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Guarda do Embau Beach, Itapema Beach, Bombinhas Beach
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Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Daniela's Beach ©
Daniela's Beach
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Get a sense of the local culture at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Arraial do Cabo--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip tool.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

4
nights
Paraty, Brazil

Paraty ©
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Centro Historico and Church of Our Lady of Remedies are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Meio Beach and Praia do Cachadaco. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Lula Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sono Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paraty trip planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Meio Beach ©
Meio Beach
Sono Beach ©
Sono Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

7
nights
Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba ©
Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida and Museu Mazzaropi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Juquehy Beach and Felix Beach. When in Ubatuba, make a side trip to see Praia da Baleia in Sao Sebastiao, approximately Sao Sebastiao away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prumirim Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Itamambuca Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Projeto Tamar.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ubatuba road trip website.

You can drive from Paraty to Ubatuba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paraty to Ubatuba is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Museu Mazzaropi, Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida
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Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach
Prumirim Beach ©
Prumirim Beach

1
night
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Inconfidencia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, then admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Ouro Preto takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Ouro Preto are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Conceicao Beach and Praia do Cachorro. We've included these beaches for you: Baia do Sancho and Praia do Leão. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Shark Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach.

Make your Fernando de Noronha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ouro Preto in March since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

5
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Ponta de Mangue and Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles. Explore hidden gems such as Japaratinga Beach and Praia de Tamandare. When in Maragogi, make a side trip to see Praia De Maracaipe in Porto de Galinhas, approximately Porto de Galinhas away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Antunes Beach and identify plant and animal life at Gales de Maragogi.

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Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Maragogi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles, Japaratinga Beach, Praia de Tamandare, Praia De Maracaipe
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles ©
Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach

1
night
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro and then kick back and relax at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo journey maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Maragogi to Morro de Sao Paulo in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro

6
nights
Itacare, Brazil

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taipus de Fora Beach and Jeribucacu Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Prainha Beach and Praia da Tiririca. Explore Itacare's surroundings by going to Sao Sebastiao Cathedral (in Ilheus) and Barra Grande Beach (in Barra Grande). There's more to do: stroll through Havaizinho Beach and kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Itacare holiday website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare takes 5 hours. In March in Itacare, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Taipus de Fora Beach, Sao Sebastiao Cathedral, Barra Grande Beach
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Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Taipus de Fora Beach ©
Taipus de Fora Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach

6
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia de Taipe and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. Visit Praia dos Coqueiros and Coroa Vermelha Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Nativos, make a trip to Largo da Ajuda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Taperapua Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto Seguro visit planning tool.

Getting from Itacare to Porto Seguro by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Praia dos Coqueiros ©
Praia dos Coqueiros
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

3
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walled City of Cartagena and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Step off the beaten path and head to Torre del Reloj and Plaza Bolivar. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip maker app.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Cartagena in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Porto Seguro to Cartagena. March in Cartagena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

3
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.
On the 4th (Sat), visit San Blas, steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and then explore the ancient world of Q'enqo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus and then contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Cusco takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cartagena in April: high temperatures in Cusco hover around 23°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

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