60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Valencia, Spain
+4
train + foot + train + Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  4​h
2
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
8
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
9
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
12
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 10 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Valencia, Spain

2
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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, trails, sightseeing, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Machu Picchu, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor Gardens, don't miss a visit to Machu Picchu Cusco Trek, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Putucusi Mountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu travel itinerary planner.

Valencia, Spain to Machu Picchu is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Pisac (in Pisac) and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco travel planner.

Traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Cusco are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Choquequirao Archeological Park, 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

6
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.
Santiago is known for sightseeing, parks, shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro San Cristobal, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip builder.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Chile Time is 1 hour. In March, Santiago is a bit warmer than Cusco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): head outdoors with Enjoy! and then make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to El Calafate takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to El Calafate is 1 hour. Traveling from Santiago in March, expect nights in El Calafate to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park vacation trip planner.

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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3
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, sightseeing, historic sites, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, and get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Chalten custom trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

7
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 sightseeing, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, and admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Foz do Iguacu with a short trip to Iguazu Falls in Iguazu National Park, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, meet the residents at Parque das Aves, and look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, Iguazu Falls
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bento Goncalves (Vale dos Vinhedos & Angheben Vinhos Finos). The adventure continues: stroll through Mini Mundo, take in the dramatic scenery at Caracol State Park, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pedra.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Gramado trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Canela, Bento Goncalves
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©

7
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 sightseeing, beaches, parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, get great views at Leblon Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Rio de Janeiro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal De São Paulo, look for all kinds of wild species at Zoológico de São Paulo, and get into the urban bustle at Sala São Paulo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, with highs in Sao Paulo at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Shopping Museums
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

10
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 24th (Mon) 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 Conceicao Beach, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha travel planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in April; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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