60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 7 nights
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West Falkland, Falkland Islands
— 1 night
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Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 4 nights
Fly to Punta Arenas, Bus to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 nights
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Antofagasta and see Salar de Atacama, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salar de Tara, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and explore the activities along Lagunas Baltinache.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 4 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:

Valparaiso, Chile

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque, Kingston Family Vineyards, &more) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, take some stellar pictures from La Piedra Feliz, kick back and relax at Reñaca, and head outdoors with Mirador Diego Portales.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Valparaiso trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Valparaiso, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:

Santiago, Chile

— 7 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), examine the collection at La Chascona, and take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago travel route planner.

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to West Falkland.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 3:

West Falkland, Falkland Islands

— 1 night
The second largest of the Falkland Islands yet home to less than 200 inhabitants, West Falkland makes up for a lack of people with rugged scenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at New Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pebble Island.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the West Falkland online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to West Falkland takes 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Falkland Islands Standard Time (FKT) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in West Falkland

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
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Stanley, Falkland Islands

— 4 nights
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Step out of Stanley to go to Mount Pleasant and see Bertha's Beach, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Bluff Cove Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Bay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Longdon, and stroll the grounds of Stanley Military Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stanley holiday planner.

You can drive from West Falkland to Stanley in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and stroll through Ushuaia Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Stanley to Ushuaia takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or fly. In May in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
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For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in May, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are somewhat warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Punta del Este.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 5 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada) and Minas (Cerro Arequita & Parque Salto del Penitente). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and kick back and relax at Playa Mansa.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Este attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Punta del Este takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Punta del Este: highs are around 20°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 5 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montevideo: Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Puente Laguna Garzon (in Maldonado). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, and take a stroll through Pocitos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo trip planner.

Drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Montevideo, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 27:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 5 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carmelo (Carmelo Golf, Bodega Boutique El Legado, &more) and Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira). There's lots more to do: stop by Barrio Historico, examine the collection at Museo Cars, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, and take in the waterfront at Muelle del Puerto de Yates.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Calle Defensa, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, and stop by Palermo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip builder.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires by ferry takes about 2 hours. June in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Mendoza, Argentina

— 5 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Valle de Uco (in Tupungato) and Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu). Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 11th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding.

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Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in June since evenings lows in Mendoza dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Falkland Islands travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Museums · Tourist Spots
Colonized by many countries during their history, Falkland Islands have been claimed and fought for by Argentina for centuries and remain a subject of controversy. Although they are closer to Argentina, the islands retain their traditional British culture, language, and customs. A trip to Falkland Islands provides an opportunity to discover their staggering wildlife variety, especially birds. The islands, dotted with tiny rural settlements and hamlets, attract five types of penguins, as well whales and seabirds.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.