60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America tour planner

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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
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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.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta to see Salar de Atacama about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Altiplanicas, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 16:

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 (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, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rioja, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in May, you will find days in Valparaiso are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are a bit warmer (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip planning website.

Drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for West Falkland on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at New Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pebble Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our West Falkland sightseeing site.

Fly from Santiago to West Falkland in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Falkland Islands Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in West Falkland

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Stanley, Falkland Islands

— 4 nights
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Change things up with a short trip to Bertha's Beach in Mount Pleasant (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Longdon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with The Harbour View Gift Shop, and stroll the grounds of Stanley Military Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stanley tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Falkland to Stanley in 5.5 hours. In May in Stanley, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

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 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, see Off-Road Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Stanley to Ushuaia in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

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 reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Ushuaia in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Punta del Este.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Minas (Cerro Arequita & Parque Salto del Penitente), Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, stroll through Playa Solanas, head outdoors with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip planner.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Punta del Este in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, Punta del Este is a bit warmer than San Carlos de Bariloche - with highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Puente Laguna Garzon (in Maldonado). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and stop by Ciudad Vieja.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo planning website.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Montevideo, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 5 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Get out of town with these interesting Colonia del Sacramento side-trips: Carmelo (Carmelo Golf, Bodega Boutique El Legado, &more) and Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, look for gifts at De La Plaza, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, and don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento online vacation maker.

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

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: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Valle de Uco (in Tupungato). Dedicate the 5th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 6th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, walk around Parque General San Martin, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and ponder the design of Fuente de los Continentes.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, Mendoza is a bit cooler at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

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

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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.

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.