60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
2
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
3
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
4
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
8
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
9
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
11
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
12
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
13
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
14
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Galeria Aymara and Maprae. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at El Garrapatero, stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kalamazoo in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Ayora, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Concha de Perla and Isabela Island Wetlands Complex. Get in touch with nature at Las Tintoreras and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: stop by Los Tuneles, get impressive views of Sierra Negra, stroll through Posada de flamengos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

To plan Puerto Villamil vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Scuba & Snorkeling
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

2
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Intinan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa del Alabado. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and finally explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito holiday builder site.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Quito by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Quito sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and Moray. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tipon, gain a rich perspective with exploor, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Quito to Cusco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in June, Cusco is cooler at night with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Intipuncu are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Winay Wayna and Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Paz holiday builder app.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to La Paz in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in La Paz can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sugarloaf Mountain and Praia de Ipanema. You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Arraial do Cabo, about 3 hours away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro itinerary planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro. While traveling from La Paz, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida and Mosteiro De Sao Bento. Let the collections at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP and Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Skydiving (in Boituva) and Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa and stroll around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Skydiving, Juquehy Beach
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Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida ©
Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento

4
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
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.
Get outdoors at National Park of Aparados da Serra and Parque da Ferradura. Visit Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple and Casa do Colono for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Aurora Winery & Casa Valduga Winery), Sao Pellegrino Church (in Caxias Do Sul) and Parque Aldeia do Imigrante (in Nova Petropolis). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Cristais de Gramado, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and do a tasting at Vitivinicola Jolimont.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Gramado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Canela, Bento Goncalves, National Park of Aparados da Serra, Sao Pellegrino Church, Parque Aldeia do Imigrante
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National Park of Aparados da Serra ©
National Park of Aparados da Serra
Sao Pellegrino Church ©
Sao Pellegrino Church
Parque Aldeia do Imigrante ©
Parque Aldeia do Imigrante

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catedral de la Plata and Parque 3 de Febrero. Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Basilica de Lujan in Lujan--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Buenos Aires in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Catedral de la Plata, Basilica de Lujan
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Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

5
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ventisquero Negro and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Villa La Angostura and see Rio Correntoso, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, walk around Parque Nahuelito, and fly down the slopes at Piedras Blancas.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Martial and Laguna Esmeralda. Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia online trip maker.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

5
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.
Visiting Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and Reñaca will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Colchagua Museum and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Step out of Santiago to go to Isla Negra and see Casa de Isla Negra, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at La Chascona, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes Visuales.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Ushuaia to Santiago in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ushuaia to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Colchagua Museum, Reñaca, Casa de Isla Negra
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Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Salar de Tara and Termas Banos de Puritama. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

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