59 days in South America Itinerary

59 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Foot + Fly:  18 h
4
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
8
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
9
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
10
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
11
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  14 h 15 min
13
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 day
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h
14
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Ottawa, Canada

5
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: Espanola (Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, and pedal to the sights with Galakiwi Adventures.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online tour itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa in January, things will get warmer in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: highs are around 34°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Cristobal, Espanola
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Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Playa Punta Carola ©
Playa Punta Carola

4
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
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: visit Los Tuneles, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, and head off the coast to Las Tintoreras.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

6
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.
Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with Galapagos Living. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa las Bachas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Puerto Ayora trip simple and quick.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

3
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 shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santiago tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Santiago in 15 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping
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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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.
On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Patagonia Profunda and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read El Calafate trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. January in El Calafate sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Patagonia Profunda ©
Patagonia Profunda

6
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, and wander the streets of Palermo.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires day trip planning app.

Fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from El Calafate, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can 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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, expect nights in Foz do Iguacu to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Iguazu Falls
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Take a break from Florianopolis with a short trip to Parque Unipraias Camboriu in Balneario Camboriu, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, stroll through Joaquina Beach, and wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Florianopolis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Unipraias Camboriu
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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Praia da Galheta ©
Praia da Galheta

5
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 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Fernando de Noronha takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Florianopolis to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

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

2
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and get into the urban bustle at The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip planner.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sao Paulo, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

6
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 beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Praia de Grumari, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Rio de Janeiro to Machu Picchu in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries (in Ollantaytambo), Pisac (in Pisac) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cusco road trip planning app.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Pisac, Salinas de Maras
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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