60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

60 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Ezeiza
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
+2
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
+3
Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Bus to San Ignacio
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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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.
Head to Puerto Madero and Palermofor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: La Plata (Museo de La Plata & Catedral de la Plata). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, wander the streets of Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and make a trip to Avenida 9 De Julio.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker app.

Exeter, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Exeter to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

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5
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Ushuaia, Argentina

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Escape the urban bustle at Laguna Esmeralda and Lago Roca. Step off the beaten path and head to Isla Martillo and Boat Tours & Water Sports. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Martial, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia route maker.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Ushuaia to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

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Glaciar Martial ©
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Glaciar Martial
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Ushuaia Bay ©
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Ushuaia Bay
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3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Estancia Cristina and Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal. Escape the urban bustle at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Upsala Glacier. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip site.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in January since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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4
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Laguna Torre and Road to El Chalten. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chorillo del Salto and Laguna de los Tres. The adventure continues: get great views at Mirador del Torre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten attractions website.

Drive from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Punta Arenas.

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Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, steep yourself in history at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, and then take a leisurely stroll along Costanera del Estrecho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas road trip website.

You can drive from El Chalten to Punta Arenas in 11 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. January in Punta Arenas sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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2
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Puerto Varas, Chile

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas, then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Puerto Varas vacation builder app.

Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Varas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Punta Arenas in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Varas, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Lake Llanquihue
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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.
Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Cascada de los Duendes. When in San Carlos de Bariloche, make a side trip to see Rio Correntoso in Villa La Angostura, approximately Villa La Angostura away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Refugio Frey, take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche is 1 hour. When traveling from Puerto Varas in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa El Enemigo and Bodega Renacer. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Bodega Chandon. Step out of Mendoza to go to Maipu and see Bodega CarinaE, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery, get great views at Cerro de la Gloria, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mendoza itinerary planning site.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in Mendoza to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Off-Road Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Meteorito and Pukara de Quitor. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Mendoza in January, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Valle Arcoiris ©
Wildlife Area
Valle Arcoiris
4.3

7
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Cusco, Peru

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Tipon are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Spas. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's still lots to do: stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Cusco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, you will find days in Cusco are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

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Sacsayhuaman ©
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Sacsayhuaman
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Moray ©
Ruin
Moray
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Head to Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuadorfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Las Grietas and Charles Darwin Research Station. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa las Bachas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Estacion.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora in 19.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Cusco in February, expect nights in Puerto Ayora to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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San Ignacio, Belize

Cayo Town

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Get some cultural insight at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Cappello's Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Green Iguana Conservation Project and ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Go for a jaunt from San Ignacio to La Democracia to see The Belize Zoo about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech, get a new perspective on nature at Chaa Creek Natural History Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Puerto Ayora to San Ignacio in 30 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to San Ignacio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belizean Arts and The Gallery of San Pedro. Step out of the city life by going to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Go for a jaunt from San Pedro to Caye Caulker to see The Estuary of Caye Caulker about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mexico Rocks, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro itinerary planner.

Fly from San Ignacio to San Pedro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Shark Ray Alley ©
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Shark Ray Alley
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