60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
3
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
4
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
7
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
9
Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
10
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
11
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
12
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
13
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
14
Cartagena, Colombia
— 7 nights

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Barranco and Huaca Pucllana. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico de Lima and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lima trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Lima, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in June; daily highs in Lima reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Mandor. Discover out-of-the-way places like Intipuncu and Winay Wayna. Go for a jaunt from Machu Picchu to Santa Teresa to see Zipline about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip planning tool.

Fly from Lima to Machu Picchu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Zipline

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.
Sacsayhuaman and Tipon will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacred Valley of the Incas and Moray. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Salinas de Maras in Maras, approximately Maras away. There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and hike along exploor.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip maker site.

You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

5
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Casa El Enemigo and Bodega Roberto Bonfanti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Bodega Chandon. Take a break from Mendoza with a short trip to Laureano Gomez Winemaker in Colonia Las Rosas, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Alta Vista, take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria, and ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mendoza sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Mendoza takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Arequipa to Mendoza is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arequipa in June: high temperatures in Mendoza hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Maipu, Laureano Gomez Winemaker
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Food Tours
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Isla Victoria and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, and hit the slopes at Piedras Blancas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mendoza in June; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glaciar Martial and Lago Roca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Martial and Ushuaia Bay. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Fin del Mundo.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ushuaia trip itinerary app.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, expect nights in Ushuaia to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glaciar Martial, Lago Roca
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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de la Plata and Palermo Soho. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo de La Plata and Catedral Primada. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in July; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

La Plata
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Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Palermo Soho ©
Palermo Soho

2
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.
On the 8th (Thu), head outdoors with La Maja, get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Recoleta, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sucre online trip maker.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sucre in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Sucre due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, you will find days in Sucre are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad ©
La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
Plaza 25 de Mayo ©
Plaza 25 de Mayo

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni travel planner.

You can fly from Sucre to Uyuni in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Sucre in July, plan for cooler days in Uyuni, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
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Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like WMDR Yungas Road and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mi Teleferico, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Killi Killi.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the La Paz vacation planner.

You can fly from Uyuni to La Paz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Uyuni in July, plan for a bit warmer days in La Paz, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bogota.

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Tours Scenic Drive Outdoors
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WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

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 16th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, thenexamine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then don't miss a visit to Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Monserrate, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Catedral Primada, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bogota holiday builder site.

Fly from La Paz to Bogota in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from La Paz in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Bogota: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
La Catedral Primada ©
La Catedral Primada

5
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cayo El Acuario and Playa de Spratt Bight. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza Canon de Morgan and Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at West View, explore the striking landscape of Manglares de Old Point National Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Rocky Cay.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 4 hours. In July, San Andres Island is much hotter than Bogota - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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West View
West View
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

7
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
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.
Plaza Santo Domingo and Barrio Getsemani will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Torre del Reloj and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Aviario Nacional de Colombia about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cartagena online trip planner.

Fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. July in Cartagena sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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