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
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Quito, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  23​h 15​min
6
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
9
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
10
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
11
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
12
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). Spend the 31st (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quito travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Quito is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Quito is minus 15 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotopaxi National Park, Termas de Papallacta, Cuicocha
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Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

5
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 wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, head off the coast to Isabela Island, and cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil online journey planner .

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Garrapatero.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Interpretation Center, stroll through La Loberia, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

Plan my day in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Intipuncu and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, then look for gifts at Mapi Art, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Uyuni is known for nature, museums, nightlife, outdoors, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, tour the pleasant surroundings at Senda Andina, contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uyuni journey planner.

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Uyuni in 23.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Uyuni can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro. In January, Rio de Janeiro is warmer than Uyuni - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

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 nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, shop like a local with Palermo, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get little chillier in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

5
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.
Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Villa Traful and see Mirador Lago Traful, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, contemplate the waterfront views at Nahuel Huapi Lake, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and make a trip to Centro Civico.

Discover how to plan a San Carlos de Bariloche trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in February: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mirador Lago Traful, Nahuel Huapi Lake
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

2
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.
Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Fitz Roy. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, hike along Mirador del Torre, and get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten journey planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

4
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.
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Enjoy!, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and look for gifts at La Despensa Espacio de Sabores.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the El Calafate attractions planning tool .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip builder tool .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In February in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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