60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
+4
Fly + Foot + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  22 h 45 min
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+5
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  13 h 45 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
11
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
12
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

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.
Visit Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Garrapatero for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Charles Darwin Research Station and Playa las Bachas. And it doesn't end there: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Estacion, and get outside with Think Galapagos.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora journey builder tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in April, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

6
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.
Relax by the water at Puerto Chino Beach and Playa de Oro. Get outdoors at Cerro Tijeretas and Punta Pitt. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Loberia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. May in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

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
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Mandor. Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna and take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Zipline
Mandor ©
Mandor

5
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.
Get outdoors at Parque 3 de Febrero and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: visit Puerto Madero, catch a live event at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle from Machu Picchu to Buenos Aires in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Palermo ©
Palermo

3
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Enjoy!. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and little chillier nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna de los Tres and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, trek along Paso de Viento, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, take in the awesome beauty at FreshTracks - Private Lessons, admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and contemplate the geological forces at Ventisquero Negro.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in May; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough 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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Iguazu Falls and Devil's Throat. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Visiting Praia de Ipanema and Parque Nacional Tijuca will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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.
Visit Baia do Sancho and Air France Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Praia do Sueste and Conceicao Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 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 June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

7
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll get in some beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Cupe beach. Get in touch with nature at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Praia De Maracaipe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto de Galinhas: Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare) and Xareu Beach (in Maragogi). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, walk around Projeto Hippocampus, enjoy the sand and surf at Serrambi Beach, and stroll through Cacimbas Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia dos Carneiros, Xareu Beach
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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

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