60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 6 nights
Bus to Punta Arenas, Fly to Stanley
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Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Falkland, Falkland Islands
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 7 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Mendoza to go to Maipu and see Casa El Enemigo, which is approximately 38 minutes away. On the 4th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, take an in-depth tour of Museo Fundacional, and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza sightseeing site.

Vancouver, Canada to Mendoza is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Mendoza, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you will find days in Mendoza are little chillier (17°C), and nights are much colder (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 7 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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planning app.

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in July, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 14:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 5 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colonia del Sacramento: Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira) and Carmelo (Bodega Boutique El Legado, Bodega Zubizarreta, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, don't miss a visit to Porton de Campo, and look for gifts at De La Plaza.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Montevideo, Uruguay

— 6 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
When in Montevideo, make a side trip to see Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones, approximately Canelones away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, visit Pocitos, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, get outside with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, then don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and then get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este vacation planner.

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 6 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: trek along Circuito Chico, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, stroll through Cerro Otto, and explore the activities along Isla Victoria.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder site.

You can fly from Punta del Este to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Punta del Este in July, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 2:

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 6 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 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

You can plan Ushuaia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ushuaia: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:

Stanley, Falkland Islands

— 2 nights
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Gypsy Cove, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Longdon, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stanley Military Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Surf Bay. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bertha's Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial Wood, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Harbour View Gift Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stanley online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ushuaia to Stanley in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or fly. In August in Stanley, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to West Falkland.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

West Falkland, Falkland Islands

— 2 nights
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.
On the 11th (Tue), head off the coast to New Island and then stroll through Pebble Island.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the West Falkland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to West Falkland takes 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Santiago on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in West Falkland

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from West Falkland to Santiago takes 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from West Falkland to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Vina Casas del Bosque, &more), Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get great views at La Piedra Feliz.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valparaiso vacation planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta to see Salar de Atacama about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama holiday planning site.

Fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Valparaiso, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Argentina travel guide

4.4
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.

Falkland Islands travel guide

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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.

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.