60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Quito, Ecuador
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lima, Peru
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Sucre, Bolivia
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 23 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 13 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

8
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Explore hidden gems such as Intinan Museum and Catedral Metropolitana de Quito. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quito: Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche), Otavalo (Museo Otavalango, Municipio de Otavalo, &more) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). Spend the 4th (Wed) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Casa del Alabado, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, admire the landmark architecture of El Palacio de Gobierno, and pause for some photo ops at La Virgen del Panecillo.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Quito trip maker site.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Quito is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August: highs in Quito hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Otavalo, Cotopaxi National Park, Cuicocha
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Intinan Museum ©
Intinan Museum
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado

8
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to El Parque del Amor and Museo Pedro de Osma. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque El Olivar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac, get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), and make a trip to Plaza San Martin.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lima trip planning website.

You can fly from Quito to Lima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Quito in August: highs in Lima hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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El Parque del Amor ©
El Parque del Amor
Parque El Olivar ©
Parque El Olivar

7
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri) and Museo del Tesoro. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of La Recoleta, walk around Parque Simon Bolivar, get engrossed in the history at The Alfredo Gutierrez Valenzuela Museum, and see the interesting displays at MUSEF ETNOGRAFIA Y FOLKLORE.

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Fly from Lima to Sucre in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lima to Sucre due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lima in August since evenings lows in Sucre dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad ©

23
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like El Colorado and Vina Santa Rita. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Vina del Mar (Palacio Valle, Costanera, &more), Casablanca (Bodegas RE, Casablanca Valley, &more) and Valparaiso (Cerro Alegre, Paseo Yugoslavo, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, don't miss a visit to Teatro Municipal Las Condes, learn about winemaking at Vina Santa Carolina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francisco Church.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago route planner.

Getting from Sucre to Santiago by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Casablanca, Concha y Toro, Vina Santa Rita
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
El Colorado ©
El Colorado
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

13
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lago Roca and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ushuaia: Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo (in Tierra del Fuego National Park) and Paso Garibaldi (in Rio Grande). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Larga, tee off at Novedados Ushuaia Golf Club, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Santiago to Ushuaia in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Glaciar Martial, Paso Garibaldi
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Plaza Malvinas ©
Plaza Malvinas
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)

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