60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 7 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 9 nights
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Isla Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to Asuncion
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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 5 nights
Taxi to Ypacaraí, Bus to Ciudad Del Este
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 4 nights
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Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Boa Vista, Drive to Iwokrama Forest
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Iwokrama Forest, Guyana
— 1 night
Taxi to Lethem, Fly to Georgetown
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 8 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, and make a trip to Plaza Santo Domingo.

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Charlotte, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cartagena when traveling from Charlotte in June, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to San Andres Island.
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San Andres Island, Colombia — 7 nights

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, explore the fascinating underground world of Morgan's Cave, see some colorful creatures with Blue Life Centro de Buceo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. In June in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Medellin.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 13:

Medellin, Colombia — 4 nights

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for sightseeing, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Arvi, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Medellin trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Andres Island to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Medellin when traveling from San Andres Island in June, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bogota.
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Bogota, Colombia — 5 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 Chingaza National Park (in Fomeque). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia, don't miss a visit to Monserrate, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Bogota is slightly colder than Medellin - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Quito.
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Quito, Ecuador — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Quito: Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche), Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, and explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quito sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Quito takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in June; daily highs in Quito reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cuenca.
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Cuenca, Ecuador — 2 nights

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo del Sombrero de Paja Toquilla, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna La Toreadora. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cuenca trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Quito to Cuenca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Cuenca, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Guayaquil.
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Guayaquil, Ecuador — 3 nights

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, stop by Cerro Santa Ana, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and stroll around Parque Seminario.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Guayaquil holiday planner.

You can drive from Cuenca to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in June, you will find days in Guayaquil are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are much warmer (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 9 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately Baltra away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Guayaquil to Puerto Ayora takes 9 hours. When traveling from Guayaquil in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Ayora: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Asuncion.
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Asuncion, Paraguay — 5 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 Castillo Carlota Palmerola (in Aregua), Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari) and Lago Ypacarai (in San Bernardino). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, appreciate the history behind The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Asuncion trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Asuncion takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Asuncion. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in July, things will get slightly colder in Asuncion: highs are around 75°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ciudad Del Este.
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay — 4 nights

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Change things up with a short trip to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Monday, head outdoors with Lago de la Republica, and don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Del Este trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Iwokrama Forest.
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Iwokrama Forest, Guyana — 1 night

One of the world's few remaining unspoiled tropical forests, Iwokrama Forest encompasses 3,700 sq km (1,400 sq mi) of lowland wilderness rainforest.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an exotic tour of Bushmasters.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Iwokrama Forest trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Ciudad Del Este to Iwokrama Forest in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Guyana Time (GYT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Georgetown.
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Georgetown, Guyana — 8 nights

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for sightseeing, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Pandama Retreat & Winery, snap pictures at Demerara Harbour Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Bldg, and don't miss a visit to Cheddi Jagan Research Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Georgetown attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Iwokrama Forest to Georgetown takes 8.5 hours. In July in Georgetown, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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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.
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Ecuador travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · 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.
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Paraguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Shopping Malls · 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.
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Guyana travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Museums
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.
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