60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 8 nights

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha vacation website.

San Diego, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 85°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

6
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi in Niteroi, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra da Gavea.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the next day, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Foz do Iguacu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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
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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 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

6
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, visit Puerto Madero, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in April, plan for little chillier days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Side Trip

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

6
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

Before you visit Santiago, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu day trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

7
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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

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 find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). On the 15th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tipon, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cusco travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

6
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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 nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, stop by Los Tuneles, and head off the coast to Turtle Island.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Villamil takes 13 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and take in the exciting artwork at Maki-Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 31:
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North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

8
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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 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with Ecuagringo Fishing, enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. May in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

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