60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Knoxville, United States
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h
2
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
3
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Cabo Frio, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 45 min
5
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  12 h 30 min
10
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
Bus + Taxi:  11 h 45 min
11
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
12
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
13
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Knoxville, United States

6
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia dos Porcos and Conceicao Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia do Cachorro, kick back and relax at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip builder site.

Knoxville, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Knoxville to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Knoxville in June, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

2
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Farol do Morro. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Segunda Praia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo online day trip planner.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

5
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catarata dos Couros and Cachoeira dos Cristais. Go for a jaunt from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Cavalcante to see Santa Barbara Waterfall about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Loquinhas, get outside with Abyss Waterfall, delve into the mystery of Jardim de Maytreia, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Morro de Sao Paulo to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cabo Frio.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Barbara Waterfall
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Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Cachoeira Loquinhas ©
Cachoeira Loquinhas
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

2
nights
Cabo Frio, Brazil

Cabo Frio ©
Founded way back in 1615, Cabo Frio represents the seventh-oldest city in Brazil.
Explore hidden gems such as Prainha and Praia Grande. Step out of Cabo Frio to go to Arraial do Cabo and see Farol Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia and stroll through Praia do Forte.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo Frio day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Cabo Frio takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Cabo Frio due to the time zone difference. June in Cabo Frio sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Cabo Frio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arraial do Cabo
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Prainha ©
Prainha
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

5
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aventureiro and Dois Rios Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa Azul, enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach, enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, and explore the ancient world of Aqueduto.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ilha Grande holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Cabo Frio to Ilha Grande in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ilha Grande to Ushuaia takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ilha Grande in June: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 40°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Helicopter Tours
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Road to El Chalten and El Mirador De Los Condores. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and trek along Laguna de los Tres.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Road to El Chalten ©
Road to El Chalten
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

5
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nahuelito and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Ventisquero Negro, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Playa Quila Quina and then cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Chapelco.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes

5
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tebinquinche Lake and Termas Banos de Puritama. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Take a bus from San Martin de los Andes to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Martin de los Andes to San Pedro de Atacama. In July in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Tours
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Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote ©
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Step off the beaten path and head to Isla Incahuasi and Tunupa Volcano. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni and examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Uyuni driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni by combination of bus and taxi takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect colder days and about the same nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Museums
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

6
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at exploor and Museo de Arte Precolombino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo & Qosqo Ayllu), Hacienda del Chalan (in Urubamba) and Pisac (in Pisac). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

Plan my trip to Cusco with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to Cusco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Uyuni to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Uyuni in July: highs in Cusco hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Hacienda del Chalan, Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
exploor ©
exploor
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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