60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile — 6 nights

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 Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, fly down the slopes at La Parva Ski Resort, and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Santiago, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto and then trek along Circuito Chico.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. In July in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer than San Carlos de Bariloche - with highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 2 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Foz do Iguacu.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 2 nights

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 31st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Throat.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu day trip app.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Gramado.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Gramado, Brazil — 3 nights

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for sightseeing, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, walk around Mini Mundo, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 2 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum, then examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo journey app.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Ilha Grande, Brazil — 5 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: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Papagaio, explore the ancient world of Ruinas do Lazareto, soothe aching muscles at Ilha Grande Yoga, and take a tour by water with LiG Lanchas.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Sao Paulo to Ilha Grande takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ilha Grande, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 6 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, explore the venue of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 7 nights

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, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Projeto Tamar - Fernando de Noronha, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil — 5 nights

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, contemplate the waterfront views at Vale da Lua, make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Canaima National Park, Venezuela — 5 nights

One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Salto Kama - Kama Meru, explore the activities along Sorowapo, explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canaima National Park trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Canaima National Park. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machu Picchu.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:

Machu Picchu, Peru — 1 night

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Machu Picchu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cusco.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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Cusco, Peru — 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, view the masterpieces at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco journey app.

Traveling by car from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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