60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
2
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
3
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 4 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
5
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
6
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
7
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
9
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
10
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
11
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
12
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
13
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
14
Quito, Ecuador
— 8 nights

4
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Get some historical perspective at Torre del Reloj and Walled City of Cartagena. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plaza Santo Domingo. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Baluarte de la Merced, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Cartagena is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Cartagena. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in June; daily highs in Cartagena reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj

2
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Bolivar Square, thenexamine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then don't miss a visit to Monserrate.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bogota vacation maker site.

You can fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in June, expect Bogota to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Bolivar Square ©
Bolivar Square
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

4
nights
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yurani Falls and Salto Agua Fria. Take a break from the city and head to Salto Aponguao and Kavak Cave. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at La Ventana del Cielo and contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canaima National Park online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to Canaima National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Yurani Falls ©
Yurani Falls
Sorowapo ©
Sorowapo

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Pedra Bonita. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Praia do Forte. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, get great views at Leblon Beach, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canaima National Park to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Canaima National Park to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia do Forte
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Pedra Bonita ©
Pedra Bonita
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao) and Visita monitorada noturna na Basilica (in Aparecida). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Sao Paulo is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aparecida, Juquehy Beach
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Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida ©
Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento

1
night
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo del Barro, thentake an in-depth tour of Casa de la Independencia, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Asuncion tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Asuncion in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Asuncion, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Asuncion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Historic Sites
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Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Museo del Barro ©
Museo del Barro
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero ©
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero

4
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 1972 Museum and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. Explore hidden gems such as Pizzorno Family Estates and Castillo Pittamiglio. Change things up with a short trip to Mirador Punta Ballena in Punta Ballena (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Asuncion to Montevideo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Asuncion to Montevideo. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Asuncion in June, with highs in Montevideo at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and El Zanjon de Granados will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Palacio Barolo. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, make a trip to Casa Rosada, and visit Palermo Soho.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

4
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pulenta Estate Winery and Bodega Chandon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Renacer. Change things up with a short trip to Casa El Enemigo in Maipu (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, walk around Parque General San Martin, take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza road trip site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Mendoza by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mendoza, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trip

Casa El Enemigo
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Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colchagua Museum and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Appreciate the collections at Casa de Isla Negra and La Chascona. Step out of Santiago with an excursion to La Sebastiana in Valparaiso--about 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, and explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

La Sebastiana, Casa de Isla Negra, Colchagua Museum
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Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. Step out of the city life by going to Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Geyser del Tatio. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Tours
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Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de San Francisco and Puma Punku. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Paz trip builder website.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to La Paz in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in July: high temperatures in La Paz hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Puma Punku
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Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Puma Punku ©
Puma Punku
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Tipon. Museum-lovers will appreciate ChocoMuseo Cusco and Museo de Arte Precolombino. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Hacienda del Chalan (in Urubamba), Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu & Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo) and Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). The adventure continues: trek along exploor, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

Start your trip to Cusco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from La Paz to Cusco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in July, expect Cusco to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Maras, Hacienda del Chalan
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
ChocoMuseo Cusco ©
ChocoMuseo Cusco

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica del Voto Nacional and El Panecillo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and Quito Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quito: Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche), Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta). Spend the 25th (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Intinan Museum, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, explore the galleries of La Capilla Del Hombre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cusco to Quito by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, Quito is much warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cotopaxi National Park, Cuicocha, Termas de Papallacta, Cascada de Peguche, Pichincha
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Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado
Intinan Museum ©
Intinan Museum

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