59 days in South America Itinerary

59 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly to Iguazu, Shuttle to Foz do Iguaçu Airport - IGU
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

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: stop by Los Tuneles, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil day trip planning tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Puerto Villamil is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Puerto Villamil is minus 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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6
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and head outdoors with Think Galapagos.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora road trip tool.

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 January in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:
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7
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola, stroll through La Loberia, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 19:
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Interpretation Center ©
Natural History Museum
Interpretation Center
4.1

6
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Santiago, Chile

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, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Santiago with the Route module. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
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La Chascona ©
Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

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El Chalten, Argentina

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: trek along Laguna de los Tres, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, take a tour by water with Rafting El Chalten, and get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to El Chalten in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to El Chalten is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Fitz Roy ©
Must see
Fitz Roy
4.9
Laguna Torre ©
Historic Walking Area
Laguna Torre
4.9

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El Calafate, Argentina

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.
El Calafate is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read El Calafate trip planning website.

You can drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in El Calafate are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Estancia Cristina ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Estancia Cristina
4.3
Lago Argentino
Water Body
Lago Argentino
4.7

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take a stroll through Palermo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires planning tool.

You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in January, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maldonado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:
Highlights from your trip
Puerto Madero ©
Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

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Maldonado, Uruguay

One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Maldonado side-trips: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada & Cerro San Antonio). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Solanas, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, and make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Maldonado trip itinerary app.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Maldonado by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, daily temperatures in Maldonado can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Museo Del Mar ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Del Mar
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu holiday builder.

Getting from Maldonado to Foz do Iguacu by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maldonado in February: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
Iguazu Falls ©
Must see
Iguazu Falls
4.9
Itaipu Dam ©
Must see
Itaipu Dam
4.5

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

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 beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, visit Santa Teresa, and get outside with Leblon Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip builder tool.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

7
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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: stroll through Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, add some adventure to your tour with Noronha Canoe Clube, and step off the mainland to explore Morro Sao Jose.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In February in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Baia do Sancho ©
Must see
Baia do Sancho
4.9
Baia dos Porcos ©
Must see
Baia dos Porcos
4.9

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