58 days in South America Itinerary

58 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to San Francisco

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador — 5 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Tijeretas and Punta Pitt. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Wreck Bay Diving Center, stroll through La Loberia, and kick back and relax at Playa Mann.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco, USA to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 80°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 5 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Escape the urban bustle at Charles Darwin Research Station and North Seymour Island. And it doesn't end there: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Itabaca, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 4 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Step out of the city life by going to Sierra Negra and Playa Puerto Villamil. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Los Tuneles, trek along Pozas verde, and get a dose of the wild on Rosedelco- Day tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Cusco, Peru — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Salinas de Maras and exploor. Sacsayhuaman and Nature & Wildlife Tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Cusco to go to Maras and see Moray, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Qorikancha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Cusco in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cusco. In July, daytime highs in Cusco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 4 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Get in touch with nature at San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Concha y Toro and La Chascona. There's much more to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, get engrossed in the history at Museo Colchagua, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago attractions planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Calle Defensa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de Mayo and Palacio Barolo. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, steep yourself in history at Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 6 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Visiting Pico do Papagaio and Dois Rios Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aquamarina Mergulho and Feiticeira Beach. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Ilha Grande Yoga, examine the collection at Ecomuseu Ilha Grande, kick back and relax at Aracatibinha Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ilha Grande using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Buenos Aires to Ilha Grande in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in August, with highs in Ilha Grande at 80°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paraty.
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Paraty, Brazil — 5 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Get in touch with nature at Centro Historico and Alambique Engenho D'Ouro. Popular historic sites such as Church of Our Lady of Penha and The Gold Path are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak, get to know the fascinating history of Estrada Real, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paraty trip tool.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 6 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Popular historic sites such as Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Pedra Bonita. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirante da Prainha, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 7 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha and Shark Museum. Visiting Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fernando de Noronha trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil — 5 nights

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and Sertao Zen. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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