60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Drive + Fly:  28​h
1
Georgetown, Guyana
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  12​h 45​min
4
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + shuttle + Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
5
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
6
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 45​min
7
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
10
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
12
Natal, Brazil
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel

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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.
To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Georgetown trip itinerary planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Georgetown is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Georgetown, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jerusalem, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Georgetown, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off toMargarita Island.

Things to do in Georgetown

Tours Parks Outdoors
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5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sambil Margarita and La Playa El Agua. Get in touch with nature at Playa El Yaque and Laguna de la Restinga. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Isla Coche.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Margarita Island attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Georgetown to Margarita Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Margarita Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coche Beach
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Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach
Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga

5
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Explore hidden gems such as Cayo Bolivar and Playa de San Luis. Get outdoors at West View and Aquanautas. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight and identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island trip planner.

Getting from Margarita Island to San Andres Island by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margarita Island to San Andres Island. January in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Aquanautas ©
Aquanautas
Cayo Bolivar ©
Cayo Bolivar

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa de los Alemanes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva El Chato and Las Grietas. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, stroll through Playa de los Perros, and identify plant and animal life at Black Turtle Cove.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora tour itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from San Andres Island to Puerto Ayora takes 13 hours. In January in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

5
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Pedrera and Playa Brava. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Grande and Playa Mansa. Go for a jaunt from Punta del Este to La Paloma to see Playa Los Botes about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa Mansa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, and try to win big at Conrad Casino.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Puerto Ayora to Punta del Este in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Punta del Este is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Ayora in January, with highs in Punta del Este at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Los Botes, Playa Grande, La Pedrera, Playa Mansa
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera
Playa Grande ©
Playa Grande

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Punta del Este to Cusco takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Punta del Este in January, you will find days in Cusco are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
San Blas ©
San Blas

4
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla Incahuasi and Uyuni White And Green Bolivia. Get in touch with nature at Salar de Uyuni and Climbing Tours.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uyuni online itinerary planner .

Getting from Cusco to Uyuni by combination of flight and car takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Uyuni due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cusco, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piedras Rojas and Laguna Tebinquinche. Step out of the city life by going to Termas Banos de Puritama and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Pedro de Atacama, explore the activities along Laguna Cejar, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Uyuni, expect much hotter days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

4
nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Lago Llanquihue. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Varas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, plan for slightly colder days in Puerto Varas, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

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night
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ciudad Del Este route planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Varas to Ciudad Del Este in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Puerto Varas in February, with highs in Ciudad Del Este at 37°C and lows at 24°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Fun & Games Parks
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8
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mariscal Beach and Itapema Beach. Get in touch with nature at Guarda do Embau Beach and Prainha da Barra da Lagoa. There's lots more to do: stroll through Daniela's Beach, admire the sheer force of Praia da Solidao, kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste, and explore the activities along Lagoa da Conceicao.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ciudad Del Este to Florianopolis by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In February in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Guarda do Embau Beach, Itapema Beach, Praia de Mariscal
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Praia de Mariscal ©
Praia de Mariscal
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Daniela's Beach ©
Daniela's Beach

11
nights
Natal, Brazil

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Madeiro Beach and Cotovelo Beach. Visit Praia Tibau do Sul and Barra de Cunhau for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Natal side-trips: Lagoa de Carcara (in Nisia Floresta) and Amor Beach (in Praia da Pipa). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra De Punau, enjoy the sand and surf at Camurupim Beach, and make a trip to Lake Jacuma.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Natal trip itinerary site .

Fly from Florianopolis to Natal in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Natal

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Parnamirim, Lagoa de Carcara, Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
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Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Praia Tibau do Sul ©
Praia Tibau do Sul

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