60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Drive to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: Maragogi Beach (in Maragogi) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, stroll through Serrambi Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas online trip itinerary maker.

Atlanta, USA to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Porto de Galinhas to be warmer, temps between 85°F and 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta das Caracas, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
When in Sao Paulo, make a side trip to see Tombo Beach in Guaruja, approximately Guaruja away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and visit Liberdade.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sao Paulo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Sao Paulo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 67°F in Sao Paulo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, catch a live event at Maracanã, stroll through Copacabana Beach, and kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:

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Gramado, Brazil

Hydrangea Garden

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 parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, make a trip to Rua Coberta, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gramado route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Gramado takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. December in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take a stroll through Palermo, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires tour itinerary website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate route planning website.

Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in January: highs in El Calafate hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park. On your second day here, trek along Laguna de los Tres.

Plan my day in Los Glaciares National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in January, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Santiago, Chile

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.
Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 11th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

Start your trip to Santiago by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Santiago to Puerto Ayora in 15.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In January in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Galakiwi Adventures, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, make a trip to Dona Pilo, and explore the galleries of Interpretation Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

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Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, and delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

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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.
Step out of Cusco to go to Pisac and see Pisac, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and take a stroll through San Blas.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. January in Cusco sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28: