60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fortaleza, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Salvador, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Curitiba, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Iwokrama Forest, Guyana
— 1 day
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Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 1 night
11
Caracas, Venezuela
— 4 nights
12
Georgetown, Guyana
— 4 nights
13
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights
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Cayenne, French Guiana
— 6 nights

4
nights
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Let the collections at Redencao Municipal Museum and Museum of Industry capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Cristo Rei and Sitio Sao Luis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fortaleza: Senzala Negro Liberto Museum (in Redencao), Beach Park (in Aquiraz) and Praia de Morro Branco (in Beberibe). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at 10th GAC Cultural Museum, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Ceara, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial da Cultura Cearense.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fortaleza road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fortaleza is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Fortaleza due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get much warmer in Fortaleza: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Redencao, Maranguape Eco Museum, Beach Park, Sitio Sao Luis, Praia de Morro Branco
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Ceara ©
Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Ceara
Sitio Sao Luis ©
Sitio Sao Luis
Museu da Fotografia Fortaleza ©
Museu da Fotografia Fortaleza

5
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Casa do Rio Vermelho and Sea and Captaincy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salvador: Cachoeira (Reconcavo Religious Arts Museum & Memorial of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Good Death). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, visit Pelourinho, take an in-depth tour of Misericordia Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salvador trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Salvador in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Salvador

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cachoeira, Cetrel Museum of Natural Science, Sea and Captaincy Museum
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

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.
Let the collections at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu Nacional De Belas Artes capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum, Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, &more) and Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, stroll through Copacabana Beach, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, and see the interesting displays at Museu do Acude.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Petropolis, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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.
Let the collections at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu da Lingua Portuguesa capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Afro Brazil Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Paulo: Fazenda Ipanema (in Ipero) and Aparecida (Caminho Do Rosario, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Latin America Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Espaco Olavo Setubal, shop like a local with Paulista Avenue, and stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo visit site.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, expect Sao Paulo to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Aparecida, Fazenda Ipanema
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida ©

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. Appreciate the collections at Museu dos Beatles and Adelmo Trott Historic Municipal Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Nova Petropolis (Parque Aldeia do Imigrante & Familia Alberto Hillebrand Museum), Ceramics Studio by Anelise Bredow (in Morro Reuter) and Seminario Jesuita (in Pareci Novo). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Mundo a Vapor, steep yourself in history at Casa do Colono, examine the collection at Castelinho Caracol, and walk around Mini Mundo.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gramado road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canela, Caxias Do Sul, Nova Petropolis, Bento Goncalves, Igreja Matriz de Nova Padua
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes ©
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes

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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.
Buddhist Temple and Marco Das Tres Fronteiras are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseu de Itaipu, and admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras

5
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Oscar Niemeyer and Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao. Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and Sitio Minguinho Museum. Explore Curitiba's surroundings by going to Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Piedade (in Campo Largo), Lapa (Cel. Joaquim Lacerda House, Casa da Memoria ou Casa dos Cavalinhos Museum, &more) and Ponta Grossa (Museu de Arqueologia Ciro Flamarion Cardoso & Buraco Do Padre). The adventure continues: examine the collection at BMW de Curitiba Museum, do a tasting at Familia Fardo Vinicola, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Tabor Magnificat.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Curitiba using our trip planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in January, expect Curitiba to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lapa, Palmeira, Ponta Grossa, Familia Fardo Vinicola, Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte
Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
Santuario Tabor Magnificat ©
Santuario Tabor Magnificat

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nights
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Let the collections at Memorial JK and Catetinho capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Metropolitana and Templo da Boa Vontade. Step out of Brasilia with an excursion to Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario in Luziania--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Olhos D'agua, and see the interesting displays at Espaco Lucio Costa.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brasilia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Brasilia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Iwokrama Forest.

Things to do in Brasilia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Pontao do Lago Sul ©
Pontao do Lago Sul

1
day
Iwokrama Forest, Guyana

Iwokrama Forest ©
One of the world's few remaining unspoiled tropical forests, Iwokrama Forest encompasses 3,700 sq km (1,400 sq mi) of lowland wilderness rainforest.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Iwokrama Canopy Walkway.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Iwokrama Forest trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Brasilia to Iwokrama Forest by combination of flight and car takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Guyana Time (GYT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Iwokrama Forest

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
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Iwokrama Canopy Walkway ©
Iwokrama Canopy Walkway

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Margarita Island, Venezuela

Margarita Island ©
A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hacienda El Tanque and then explore the historical opulence of Fortín La Galera. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laguna de la Restinga, see the interesting displays at Museo Marino de Margarita, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Margarita Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Iwokrama Forest to Margarita Island takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Fortín La Galera
Fortín La Galera
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle ©
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle

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Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de Bellas Artes and Museo de Las Piedras. Popular historic sites such as Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar and Panteon Nacional are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caracas: Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin) (in La Colonia Tovar) and Canaima National Park (Sapo, Sorowapo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Sacro de Caracas, get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, admire the masterpieces at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Caracas road trip tool.

You can fly from Margarita Island to Caracas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Caracas

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Canaima National Park, Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin), Museo de Las Piedras
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sapo ©
Sapo
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Museo de Bellas Artes ©
Museo de Bellas Artes

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Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Visit Vreed-En-Hoop Mosque and Georgetown Lighthouse for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara and Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radha Krishna Mandir, stop by Perfumes Guyana, and learn about winemaking at Pandama Retreat & Winery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Georgetown day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Georgetown takes 9 hours. In February, daytime highs in Georgetown are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery
Guyana National Museum ©
Guyana National Museum

4
nights
Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Visit Fort Zeelandia and Suriname City Mosque for their historical value. Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and Het Koto Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paramaribo: Reynsdorp (Museum Bakkie & Warappa Kreek) and Neotropical Butterfly Park (in Lelydorp). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tafelberg Nature Preserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch reformed church, snap pictures at Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paramaribo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Georgetown to Paramaribo takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Guyana Time to Suriname Time is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reynsdorp, Tafelberg Nature Preserve, Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, Neotropical Butterfly Park
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve
Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam ©
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

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nights
Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Get some cultural insight at Domaine Pascaud and Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre). Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie and Centre d'Archeologie Amerindienne de Kourou will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Cayenne's surroundings by going to Les Iles du Salut (in Kourou), Sinnamary (Crique Toussaint & Crique Canceler) and Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura (in Roura). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Site archeologique Habitation Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sauveur Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Marshes of Caw, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Guyane.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cayenne travel route builder site.

Explore your travel options from Paramaribo to Cayenne with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kourou, Remire-Montjoly, Sinnamary, Zoo de Guyane, Marshes of Caw
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
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Marshes of Caw ©
Marshes of Caw
Site archeologique Habitation Loyola ©
Site archeologique Habitation Loyola
Domaine Pascaud
Domaine Pascaud

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