60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 7 nights

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 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Baia dos Porcos, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Canaima National Park.
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 29:

Canaima National Park, Venezuela — 5 nights

One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Kama - Kama Meru, explore the striking landscape at Salto Kawi, and explore the activities along Sorowapo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Canaima National Park holiday planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fernando de Noronha to Canaima National Park. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Canaima National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the 5th (Mon).
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador — 5 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency, stroll through Punta Pitt, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. December in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 6 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, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Think Galapagos, explore the striking landscape at Punta Carrion, indulge in some personalized pampering at Siluet Derm Spa, and stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 6 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, Head underground at Cueva de Sucre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

Cusco, Peru — 2 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.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, then trek along exploor, and finally wander the streets of San Blas. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Cusco takes 14 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cusco due to the time zone difference. December in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 26th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Buenos Aires.
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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 historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires tour planning tool.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Buenos Aires. In December, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to El Chalten.
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El Chalten, Argentina — 3 nights

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 2 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Iguazu National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Foz do Iguacu.
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu tour planning app.

Drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 6 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Camiranga Beach, delve into the distant past at Aqueduto, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande online vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 5 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, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online journey planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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