60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip itinerary planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 8 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Avenida Vinte De Janeiro próximo ao 290, Fly to Maldonado
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive to El Calafate Airport, Fly to Castro
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Castro, Chile
— 5 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, trek along Trilha do Piquinho, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, expect Fernando de Noronha to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 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: stroll through Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:

Paraty, Brazil

— 6 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.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Centro Historico, enjoy the sand and surf at Saco do Mamangua Beach, stroll through Praia Ilha do Pelado, and head outdoors with Ilha do Cedro.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Paraty trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 8 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, stroll through Dois Rios Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and soothe aching muscles at Namaste Terapias Corporais.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Maldonado.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 25:

Maldonado, Uruguay

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Maldonado side-trips: Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, kick back and relax at Playa Solanas, and indulge your senses at The Wine Experience.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maldonado sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Maldonado takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ilha Grande in February, with highs in Maldonado at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Maldonado

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder site.

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. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:

El Chalten, Argentina

— 2 nights
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.
On the 6th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, and then explore the activities along Laguna Torre.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Castro, Chile

— 5 nights
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ancud (Museo Regional de Ancud & Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Tantauco, step off the mainland to explore Islotes de Punihuil, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, and take a peaceful walk through Bosquepiedra.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Castro journey app.

Explore your travel options from El Chalten to Castro with the Route module. Traveling from El Chalten to Castro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:

Santiago, Chile

— 5 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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, stop by Patio Bellavista, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Castro to Santiago takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Puerto Ayora. In March in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) 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 Mar 18 — 23:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 6 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, stroll through Playa de Oro, cast your line with Ecuagringo Fishing, and kick back and relax at Playa Mann.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno holiday builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. March in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29: