60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 6 nights
Bus to Punta Arenas, Fly to Mount Pleasant
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Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Falkland, Falkland Islands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 7 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step out of Mendoza to go to Maipu and see Casa El Enemigo, which is approximately 38 minutes away. On the 4th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, stroll around Parque General San Martin, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza online tour builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Mendoza is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: highs in Mendoza hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

7
nights
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, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planning app.

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in July, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colonia del Sacramento: Carmelo (Bodega Boutique El Legado, Bodega Zubizarreta, &more) and Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Barrio Historico, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, and look for gifts at De La Plaza.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Montevideo, Uruguay

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
When in Montevideo, make a side trip to see Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones, approximately Canelones away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, visit Pocitos, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, get outside with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, then don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and then get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este vacation planner.

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
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To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Punta del Este to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Punta del Este in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 7°C, while nights are colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Ushuaia, Argentina

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 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August, you will find days in Ushuaia are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Stanley, Falkland Islands

Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Gypsy Cove, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Longdon, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stanley Military Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Bay. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Bertha's Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial Wood, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Harbour View Gift Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stanley online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ushuaia to Stanley in 16 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or fly. In August in Stanley, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to West Falkland.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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West Falkland, Falkland Islands

The second largest of the Falkland Islands yet home to less than 200 inhabitants, West Falkland makes up for a lack of people with rugged scenery.
On the 11th (Tue), stroll through New Island and then trek along Pebble Island.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the West Falkland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to West Falkland takes 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Santiago on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in West Falkland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip maker.

You can fly from West Falkland to Santiago in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from West Falkland to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Valparaiso, Chile

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas), Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Vina Casas del Bosque, &more) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso online journey planner.

Drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama holiday planning site.

Fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Valparaiso, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
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.

Uruguay travel guide

3.9
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.

Falkland Islands travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Museums · Landmarks
Colonized by many countries during their history, Falkland Islands have been claimed and fought for by Argentina for centuries and remain a subject of controversy. Although they are closer to Argentina, the islands retain their traditional British culture, language, and customs. A trip to Falkland Islands provides an opportunity to discover their staggering wildlife variety, especially birds. The islands, dotted with tiny rural settlements and hamlets, attract five types of penguins, as well whales and seabirds.

Chile travel guide

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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.