60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cusco, Peru
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Santiago, Chile
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Ushuaia, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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Lima, Peru
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El Calafate, Argentina
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Bogota, Colombia
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La Paz, Bolivia
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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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, take some stellar pictures from Pedra Bonita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Alexandria to Rio de Janeiro. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alexandria in August: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 28:

Cusco, Peru

— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Seminario Ceramics (in Urubamba). Spend the 1st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, hike along exploor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

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

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Valle Nevado to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile about 1h 35 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and stop by Patio Bellavista.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Cusco to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), take a tour by water with Wayfinders, hike along Glacier Martial, and head off the coast to Isla de Los Pajaros.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia online route maker.

You can fly from Santiago to Ushuaia in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. In September in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ushuaia in September, with highs in Buenos Aires at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and stop by Pocitos.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo online trip planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 5 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Skydiving (in Boituva) and Aparecida (National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida & Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, get curious at Museu Catavento, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Sao Paulo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sao Paulo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta to see Salar de Atacama about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, take an exotic tour of On Safari Atacama, see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, and don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama day trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to San Pedro de Atacama in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, expect colder with lows of 2°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Paramaribo.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Paramaribo, Suriname

— 2 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tafelberg Nature Preserve.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paramaribo online attractions planner.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Paramaribo in 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Suriname Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Paramaribo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lima.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Lima, Peru

— 4 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Take a break from Lima with a short trip to Balneario La Punta in Callao, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), wander the streets of Miraflores, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Paramaribo to Lima takes 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paramaribo to Lima. While traveling from Paramaribo, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

El Calafate, Argentina

— 1 night
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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate online holiday builder.

You can fly from Lima to El Calafate in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 2 hours. Traveling from Lima in October, you will find days in El Calafate are cooler (9°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Bogota, Colombia

— 4 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira), Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Tocancipa (Parque Jaime Duque & Club de Golf UMB Universidad Manuela Beltran). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, head outdoors with Parque Sauzalito, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bogota trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Bogota takes 16.5 hours. Traveling from El Calafate to Bogota, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from El Calafate in October: highs in Bogota hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to La Paz.

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

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 La Paz's surroundings by going to Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku) and Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, walk around Valley of the Moon, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to La Paz takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Traveling from Bogota to La Paz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bogota in October, expect La Paz to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19: