60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip builder
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Bus to Puerto Ayora
5
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
+2
Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Quito
6
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly
9
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Fly
10
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly
11
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
12
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
13
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly
14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Sao Paulo, Brazil — 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Paulo Brazil Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online day trip planner.

Belo Horizonte to Sao Paulo is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Asuncion.
more
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Asuncion, Paraguay — 4 nights

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Bernardino (Aventura Xtrema & Lago Ypacarai). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, browse the range of quality goods at Paseo La Galeria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asuncion vacation planning website.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Asuncion in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Asuncion. When traveling from Sao Paulo in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Asuncion, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bogota.
more
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:

Bogota, Colombia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bogota planning tool.

You can fly from Asuncion to Bogota in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Bogota is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Asuncion in November, things will get little chillier in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cartagena.
more
Tours · Nature · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Cartagena, Colombia — 3 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo and then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Caribe Colombiano Diving and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Cartagena is warmer than Bogota - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. You will leave for Puerto Ayora on the 13th (Sun).
more
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 7 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, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Think Galapagos, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, browse the exhibits of Samay Latin Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Cartagena to Puerto Ayora takes 12.5 hours. In November, Puerto Ayora is slightly colder than Cartagena - with highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Quito.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 20:

Quito, Ecuador — 3 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Quito day trip planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Quito in 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Puerto Ayora in November, with highs in Quito at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lima.
more
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

Lima, Peru — 2 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.
On the 24th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

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

You can fly from Quito to Lima in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Cusco.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac (about 54 minutes away). On the 30th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and visit San Blas.

Before you visit Cusco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cusco when traveling from Lima in November, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to La Paz.
more
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:

La Paz, Bolivia — 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Go for a jaunt from La Paz to Milluni to see Huayna Potosi about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Make the 4th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to La Paz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cusco in November: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 20°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Santiago.
more
Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

Santiago, Chile — 6 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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, stop by Barrio Bellavista, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Santiago route app.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.
more
Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 3 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.
Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, push the limits with an extreme tour, hike along Circuito Chico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder website.

Getting from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
more
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 6 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de la Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires journey planner.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Montevideo.
more
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:

Montevideo, Uruguay — 5 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montevideo: Punta Ballena (Museo – Taller de Casapueblo & Playa Punta Ballena), Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and The Fingers of Punta del Este (in Punta del Este). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, wander the streets of Pocitos, and sample some tasty brews at The Wine Experience.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Montevideo sightseeing planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in December since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
more
Museums · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rio de Janeiro using our trip planner.

You can fly from Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montevideo in December: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
more

Paraguay travel guide

3.8
Shopping Malls · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.
more

Colombia travel guide

4
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.
more

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.
more

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
more

Bolivia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.
more

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.
more

Argentina travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
more

Uruguay travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.
more