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:  25​h
1
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 7 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Costa da Lagoa and Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis. Visit Lagoinha do Leste and Praia do Santinho for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florianopolis: Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca), Itapema Beach (in Itapema) and Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Daniela's Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Open Sea Turtle Museum, stroll through Barra da Lagoa Beach, and make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Florianopolis is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Sydney to Florianopolis. In February, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Itapema Beach, Bombinhas Beach, Guarda do Embau 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Get a sense of the local culture at Pao de Acucar and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Meio Beach and Sono Beach. Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico and Church of Our Lady of Remedies are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lula Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachadaco, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sono Beach ©
Sono Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Church of Our Lady of Remedies ©
Church of Our Lady of Remedies

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Juquehy Beach and Domingas Dias Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Itamambuca Beach and Prumirim Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubatuba: Museu Mazzaropi (in Taubate), Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida (in Aparecida) and Praia da Baleia (in Sao Sebastiao). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Almada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Felix Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Projeto Tamar.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubatuba holiday planning website .

Getting from Paraty to Ubatuba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paraty to Ubatuba is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, then admire the masterpieces 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mina Du Veloso, admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, then admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ouro Preto trip builder tool .

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 difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Ouro Preto is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough 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 ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capela de Sao Pedro and Shark Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, stroll through Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Ouro Preto in March, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Beaches 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.
Relax by the water at Praia Ponta de Mangue and Japaratinga Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles and Praia de Tamandare. Take a break from Maragogi with a short trip to Praia De Maracaipe in Porto de Galinhas, about 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Antunes Beach and explore the gorgeous colors at Gales de Maragogi.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maragogi trip itinerary site .

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 difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 1 hour. In March in Maragogi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Japaratinga Beach, Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles, Praia de Tamandare, Praia De Maracaipe
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
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. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro and then kick back and relax at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Morro de Sao Paulo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. In March, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks Beaches 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Taipus de Fora Beach and Barra Grande Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Jeribucacu Beach and Havaizinho Beach. Go for a jaunt from Itacare to Ilheus to see Sao Sebastiao Cathedral about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Tiririca and tour the pleasant surroundings at Itacarezinho Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Itacare trip builder app .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare in 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Itacare can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao Cathedral, Taipus de Fora Beach, 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 get in some beach time at Coroa Vermelha Beach and Praia dos Nativos. Step off the beaten path and head to Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda and Praia dos Coqueiros. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira, stroll through Taipe Beach, and don't miss a visit to Praca Caminho do Mar.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Porto Seguro trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Itacare to Porto Seguro in 6 hours. Other options are to 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 time for 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
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

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.
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and Plaza Bolivar. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Fly from Porto Seguro to Cartagena in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of San Blas, then explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, and then delve into the distant past at Q'enqo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church and then delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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Fly from Cartagena to Cusco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in April; daily highs in Cusco reach 23°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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