60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 6 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Curitiba, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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La Paz, Bolivia

— 5 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Paz: Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku) and Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, walk around Valley of the Moon, examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Paz road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to La Paz is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Manchester to La Paz due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a stroll through Pueblo Pulacayo and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

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

You can fly from La Paz to Uyuni in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in February, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 12°C at night. You will leave for San Pedro de Atacama on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 4 nights
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 out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Antofagasta and see Salar de Atacama, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, identify plant and animal life at On Safari Atacama, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in February, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be a bit cooler, around 8°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:

Santiago, Chile

— 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and Region IX Ltd (in Villarrica). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago journey maker site.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 10:

Mendoza, Argentina

— 5 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Tupungato (Valle de Uco & La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip). Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and sample the fine beverages at Casa Tapaus Destilados.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Mendoza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Mendoza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 6 nights
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.
Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and explore the activities along Lago Moreno.

Discover how to plan a San Carlos de Bariloche trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, San Carlos de Bariloche is little chillier than Mendoza - with highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Montevideo.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 5 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Step out of Montevideo to go to Canelones and see Pizzorno Family Estates, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, stop by Pocitos, and take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo holiday planning tool.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Montevideo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March: high temperatures in Montevideo hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maldonado.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Maldonado, Uruguay

— 6 nights
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maldonado: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Cerro San Antonio, &more) and Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, step off the mainland to explore Isla Gorriti, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Maldonado trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Montevideo to Maldonado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Montevideo in March since evenings lows in Maldonado dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maldonado to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Curitiba, Brazil

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, take a memorable drive along Estrada Da Graciosa, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stroll around Serra da Baitaca State Park, learn about winemaking at Familia Fardo Vinicola, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Oscar Niemeyer.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Curitiba trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Foz do Iguacu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Curitiba, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo road trip site.

Fly from Curitiba to Sao Paulo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 7 nights

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, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip tool.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 21:

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.