60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 10 nights

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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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, make a trip to Intipuncu, stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, and admire the natural beauty at Mandor.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu online day trip planner.

Valencia, Spain to Machu Picchu is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 6 hours. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Must see
Winay Wayna
4.9
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Lookout
Intipuncu
4.7

6
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Pisac (in Pisac), Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cusco road trip site.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Cusco, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
4.7

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: explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planning app.

Getting from Cusco to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Enjoy! and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to El Calafate takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to El Calafate due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Estancia Cristina
4.3
Water Body
Lago Argentino
4.7

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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): trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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3
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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, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Must see
Fitz Roy
4.9
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Historic Walking Area
Laguna Torre
4.9
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Water Body
Laguna Capri
4.7

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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take a stroll through Palermo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires holiday maker site.

Getting from El Chalten to Buenos Aires by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Neighborhood
Puerto Madero
4.5
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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park to see Iguazu Falls about 3 hours away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu.

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

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Must see
Iguazu Falls
4.9
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Waterfall
Iguazu Falls
4.9

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Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gramado side-trips: Bento Goncalves (Vale dos Vinhedos & Angheben Vinhos Finos). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago Negro, stroll around Mini Mundo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Lavender Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado driving holiday planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. 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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Lago Negro
4.5
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Park
Mini Mundo
4.5
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Theme Park
Snowland
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Guapore to see Cristo about 19 hours away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and catch a live event at Maracanã.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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5
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Estadual da Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande, take a stroll through Liberdade, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo road trip planning app.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, expect Sao Paulo to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
4.5

10
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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.
Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho and tour the pleasant surroundings at Enseada dos Abreus Beach.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Must see
Baia do Sancho
4.9

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