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
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  31 h
1
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
4
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  13 h
6
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
8
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
10
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
11
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres and then trek along Fitz Roy.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to El Chalten is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney to El Chalten, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, visit La Boca, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

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
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Museu Casa de Santos Dumont). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, head outdoors with Leblon Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

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You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
Find places to stay May 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Rio de Janeiro to Machu Picchu takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Cusco on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

5
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 out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maras
Find places to stay May 13 — 18:
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Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

5
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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, make a trip to Dona Pilo, kick back and relax at La Loberia, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cusco to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Traveling from Cusco in May, you will find days in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In May in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil road trip planning website.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

6
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santiago trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Santiago. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Puerto Villamil to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, La Sebastiana
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
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Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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