60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America holiday planner

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 7 nights
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West Falkland, Falkland Islands
— 1 night
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Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 nights
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.
When in San Pedro de Atacama, make a side trip to see Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, approximately Antofagasta away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama itinerary app.

Vancouver, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 4 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in February, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Valparaiso, Chile

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valparaiso: Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque, Kingston Family Vineyards, &more) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, head outdoors with Mirador Diego Portales, and stroll around Quinta Vergara.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, plan for slightly colder days in Valparaiso, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:

Santiago, Chile

— 7 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and stop by Patio Bellavista.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for West Falkland on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 25:

West Falkland, Falkland Islands

— 1 night
The second largest of the Falkland Islands yet home to less than 200 inhabitants, West Falkland makes up for a lack of people with rugged scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through New Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pebble Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our West Falkland driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Santiago to West Falkland in 10 hours. Traveling from Santiago to West Falkland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in West Falkland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Stanley, Falkland Islands

— 4 nights
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Go for a jaunt from Stanley to Mount Pleasant to see Bertha's Beach about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bluff Cove Lagoon, take some stellar pictures from Cape Pembroke Lighthouse, get a taste of the local shopping with The Harbour View Gift Shop, and kick back and relax at Surf Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stanley trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from West Falkland to Stanley in 5.5 hours. February in Stanley sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Fin del Mundo, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Ushuaia trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Stanley to Ushuaia in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or fly. Traveling from Stanley in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ushuaia, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, take some stellar pictures from Lago Mascardi Viewpoint, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Ushuaia, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Punta del Este.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 5 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Minas (Cerro Arequita & Parque Salto del Penitente) and Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Montoya.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este visit planning website.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Punta del Este in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March, expect nights in Punta del Este to be much hotter, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 5 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Puente Laguna Garzon (in Maldonado). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, stroll around Parque Rodo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo online route builder.

Drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Montevideo, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 5 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Explore Colonia del Sacramento's surroundings by going to Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira) and Carmelo (Carmelo Golf, Bodega Boutique El Legado, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, stop by De La Plaza, and snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento visit planner.

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, stop by Puerto Madero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires sightseeing app.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in March, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:

Mendoza, Argentina

— 5 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Valle de Uco (in Tupungato) and Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu). Dedicate the 4th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 5th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, admire the local landmark of Fuente de los Continentes, ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mendoza journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mendoza when traveling from Buenos Aires in April, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Falkland Islands travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Museums · Tourist Spots
Colonized by many countries during their history, Falkland Islands have been claimed and fought for by Argentina for centuries and remain a subject of controversy. Although they are closer to Argentina, the islands retain their traditional British culture, language, and customs. A trip to Falkland Islands provides an opportunity to discover their staggering wildlife variety, especially birds. The islands, dotted with tiny rural settlements and hamlets, attract five types of penguins, as well whales and seabirds.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.