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:  18​h 30​min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
8
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
11
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
12
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
13
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
14
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park itinerary website .

London, UK to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Iguazu National Park is minus 3 hours. In January, Iguazu National Park is warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

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, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

Planning Los Glaciares National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

3
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 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: get outside with Enjoy!, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate road trip planning site .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate by bus takes about 2 hours. January in El Calafate sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the activities along Laguna Capri and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and finally take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read El Chalten online road trip planner .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Take a break from San Carlos de Bariloche with a short trip to Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful, about 2 hours away. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Plan my day in San Carlos de Bariloche using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

4
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: Tupungato (La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip & Valle de Uco). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza vacation website .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February: highs in Mendoza hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Tupungato, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip ©
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valparaiso (La Sebastiana & Paseo Dimalow) and River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santiago online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Valparaiso, River Rafting & Tubing
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

4
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, classes, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, stop by Hilo, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
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.
On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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

5
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: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the Route module. In February in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

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 out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora online trip maker .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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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

8
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 parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, meet the residents at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

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