60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  24 h
1
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 45 min
2
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 45 min
5
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
8
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  11 h 45 min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
11
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
12
Curitiba, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Los Roques National Park ©
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes. On the next day, head off the coast to Cayo Fabian and then head off the coast to Cayo De Agua.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Roques National Park trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Los Roques National Park is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Faro Holandes ©
Faro Holandes
Cayo Fabian ©
Cayo Fabian

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Intinan Museum. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional.

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You can fly from Los Roques National Park to Quito in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time (VET) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Las Tintoreras and El Faro. The adventure continues: stroll through Concha de Perla, admire all the interesting features of Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil road trip planner .

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Las Grietas. Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip builder app .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Miraflores Boardwalk and Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). The adventure continues: visit Barranco, stop by Artesanias Las Pallas, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Lima takes 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in June: high temperatures in Lima hover around 24°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Miraflores Boardwalk ©
Miraflores Boardwalk
Barranco ©
Barranco

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, expect cooler with lows of 1°C in Cusco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pisac, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mi Teleferico and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. The adventure continues: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cusco in June, expect La Paz to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Puma Punku
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uyuni holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Uyuni in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from La Paz in June, you will find days in Uyuni are little chillier (8°C), and nights are a bit warmer (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Colchagua Museum and La Chascona. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck (in Vina del Mar) and Valparaiso (La Sebastiana & Walking tours). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to Santiago in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Colchagua Museum, Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck
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La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral Primada and Palacio Barolo. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires road trip planning tool .

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires. July in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

4
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Park of Aparados da Serra and Casa Valduga Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Gramado side-trips: Bento Goncalves (Caminhos de Pedra & Aurora Winery). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Portico via Nova Petropolis, learn about winemaking at Vitivinicola Jolimont, walk around Mini Mundo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gramado route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Gramado in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Canela, National Park of Aparados da Serra
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
National Park of Aparados da Serra ©
National Park of Aparados da Serra
Portico via Nova Petropolis ©
Portico via Nova Petropolis

5
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Barigui and Estrada Da Graciosa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Curitiba: Parque Estadual de Vila Velha (in Ponta Grossa) and Familia Fardo Vinicola (in Quatro Barras). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, savor the flavors at Feira do Largo da Ordem, and enjoy breathtaking views from Panoramic Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Curitiba holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Curitiba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Familia Fardo Vinicola, Parque Estadual de Vila Velha
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Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Parque Barigui ©
Parque Barigui
Estrada Da Graciosa
Estrada Da Graciosa

5
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museu Do Futebol and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida. Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida (in Aparecida), Skydiving (in Boituva) and Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo online attractions planner .

Fly from Curitiba to Sao Paulo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Curitiba in July: highs in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Aparecida, Juquehy Beach, Skydiving
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Museu do Futebol ©
Museu do Futebol

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Morro da Urca and Pedra da Gavea. Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, and stroll through Parque Lage.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in July; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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