60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
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Quito, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Lima, Peru
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Cusco, Peru
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Gramado, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Bogota, Colombia — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira & Desal). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, get outside with Humedal DeLa Conejera, take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bogota journey planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Bogota is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Bogota, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Quito.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas
Side Trip

Quito, Ecuador — 5 nights

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Go for a jaunt from Quito to Puerto Quito to see Pichincha about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, deepen your understanding at La Ronda, and explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Quito route maker tool.

Fly from Bogota to Quito in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in September; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Guayaquil.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Guayaquil, Ecuador — 2 nights

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana and then take a stroll through Las Penas.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil travel planner.

Getting from Quito to Guayaquil by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in September, with highs in Guayaquil at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lima.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Lima, Peru — 4 nights

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.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and stop by Artesanias Las Pallas.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lima vacation maker site.

Getting from Guayaquil to Lima by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Guayaquil in September: highs in Lima hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Cusco, Peru — 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lima in September since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 5°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to San Pedro de Atacama.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama and then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama holiday maker.

You can fly from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cusco in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Santiago.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Santiago, Chile — 6 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, hit the slopes at La Parva Ski Resort, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santiago trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Asuncion.
Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trips

Asuncion, Paraguay — 3 nights

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.
Explore Asuncion's surroundings by going to Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari) and Lago Ypacarai (in San Bernardino). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Casa de la Independencia, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, tour the pleasant surroundings at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), and browse the exhibits of Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero.

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

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Asuncion takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Montevideo.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Montevideo, Uruguay — 4 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 sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Montevideo online road trip planner.

You can fly from Asuncion to Montevideo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Asuncion to Montevideo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Asuncion in October: high temperatures in Montevideo hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 4 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hit the slopes at Patagonia Ski School, stroll through Circuito Chico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montevideo in October, with highs in San Carlos de Bariloche at 17°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be much hotter, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gramado.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Gramado, Brazil — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, get in on the family fun at Snowland, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, and walk around Mini Mundo.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gramado travel site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Gramado in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Paulo.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature
Side Trip

Sao Paulo, Brazil — 3 nights

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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and shop like a local with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

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

You can fly from Gramado to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In October in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 7 nights

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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal, get great views at Leblon Beach, and take a stroll through Santa Teresa.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in October, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
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.

Ecuador travel guide

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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.

Peru travel guide

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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.

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.

Paraguay travel guide

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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.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
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.

Argentina travel guide

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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.

Brazil travel guide

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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.