60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  26​h
1
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  12​h 45​min
2
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  14​h 30​min
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  23​h 15​min
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+4
Fly + bus + train + bus + taxi:  8​h 30​min
8
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 1 day
+4
taxi + bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
9
Itacare, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
11
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
12
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
13
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
14
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Wellington, New Zealand

4
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Explore hidden gems such as Orongo and Ahu Tongariki. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rano Raraku and Hanga Kioe. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ovahe.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa online trip maker .

Wellington, New Zealand to Hanga Roa is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Easter Is. Time (EAST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in November, things will get a bit warmer in Hanga Roa: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Orongo ©
Orongo
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salar de Tara and Pukara de Quitor. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna Tebinquinche, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Is. Time to Chile Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

2
nights
Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Your inner history buff will appreciate Quebrada de Humahuaca and Pucara de Tilcara. Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia San Francisco de Paula and Paseo de los Colorados. It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Torre de Santa Barbara and take in the dramatic natural features at The Hill of Seven Colors.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Province of Jujuy online journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Pedro de Atacama to Province of Jujuy takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Province of Jujuy due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Province of Jujuy, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara
Iglesia San Francisco de Paula ©
Iglesia San Francisco de Paula

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Centro Historico De Cusco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tipon and The Company of Jesus Church. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Pisac to see Pisac about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Province of Jujuy to Cusco in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Peru Time is minus 2 hours. In November, Cusco is little chillier than Province of Jujuy - with highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winay Wayna, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

2
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
San Felipe de Barajas Castle and Museo del Oro Zenu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torre del Reloj and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and make a trip to Plaza Bolivar.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Cartagena online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cusco to Cartagena in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cartagena: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reserva El Chato and Las Grietas. On the 28th (Wed), spend a day among the vivid marine life at Galapagosliving. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Puerto Ayora in 14.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in November; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 31°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Capela de Sao Pedro. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia do Leão and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, shuttle, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Fernando de Noronha in 23.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Puerto Ayora in November; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 35°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

1
day
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Betrayal.

Find out how to plan Ouro Preto trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Fernando de Noronha to Ouro Preto takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ouro Preto, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos

4
nights
Itacare, Brazil

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Taipus de Fora Beach and Jeribucacu Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Prainha Beach and kick back and relax at Ribeira Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Itacare trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Ouro Preto to Itacare by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In December in Itacare, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Taipus de Fora Beach
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Taipus de Fora Beach ©
Taipus de Fora Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

4
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taipe Beach and Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira. Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coqueiros Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, get engrossed in the history at Ilha dos Aquarios, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coroa Vermelha Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro vacation maker app .

Getting from Itacare to Porto Seguro by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

5
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.
Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Ipanema and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and take a stroll through Santa Teresa.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro journey planner .

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mariscal Beach and Ribeirao da Ilha. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igreja Matriz de Sao Bonifacio and Costa da Lagoa. Take a break from Florianopolis with a short trip to Praia do Rosa in Praia do Rosa, about 1h 45 min away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste and stroll through Prainha da Barra da Lagoa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florianopolis trip planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, you will find days in Florianopolis are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia de Mariscal, Praia do Rosa, Igreja Matriz de Sao Bonifacio
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Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Ribeirao da Ilha ©
Ribeirao da Ilha
Praia de Mariscal ©
Praia de Mariscal

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Nimez Reserve and Upsala Glacier. Change things up with a short trip to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Av del Libertador and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

Make your El Calafate itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Florianopolis to El Calafate by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in December, expect nights in El Calafate to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Perito Moreno Glacier
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Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
On the 31st (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then contemplate the waterfront views at Isla Victoria. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from El Calafate in December, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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