60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h
11
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
12
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 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:  28​h
End: Brussels, Belgium

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Brussels to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Fernando de Noronha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

4
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, parks, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in July, expect Rio de Janeiro to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Nature
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ibirapuera Park, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, browse the fresh offerings at Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market, and get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR.

Discover how to plan a Sao Paulo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gramado: Sao Francisco de Paula (Reserva Ecologica Terra do Sempre & Miragem Livraria) and Bento Goncalves (Caminhos de Pedra, Vinicola Torcello, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, make a trip to Rua Coberta, and take in the dramatic scenery at Caracol State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gramado holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Canela, Sao Francisco de Paula
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park day trip tool .

Iguazu National Park is very close to Foz do Iguacu. In July, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) 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 Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in July, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough 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

1
day
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 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

Before you visit Los Glaciares National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be a bit cooler, around 0°C, while days are much colder, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

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.
Saddle up on the 1st (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santiago itinerary tool .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

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, trails, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Choquequirao Archeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Santo Domingo, and explore the world behind art at Pre-Columbian Art Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco holiday tool .

You can fly from Santiago to Cusco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In August in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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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 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

4
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.
Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, get outside with Punta Carola, and look for all kinds of wild species at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for wildlife, nature, beaches, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora road trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
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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

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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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil attractions planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Tue).

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

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