60 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  32 h
1
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Ofu, American Samoa
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h
5
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
7
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
8
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Ferry + Fly:  15 h 30 min
9
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
10
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  12 h 45 min
11
Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  22 h 15 min
12
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
13
Potosi, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
14
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
15
Arequipa, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
16
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

4
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Ekasup Village. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Port Vila Markets, and explore the galleries of Fondation Suzanne Bastien.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Port Vila is an approximately 32- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Vanuatu Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in May, with highs in Port Vila at 33°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Vila

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Efate
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, make a trip to Fiji Culture Village, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nadi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Port Vila to Nadi in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Vanuatu Standard Time to Fiji Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Nadi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Denarau Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina

1
night
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kingdomkoffie and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Centenary Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuku'alofa trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nadi to Nuku'alofa by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Tonga Standard Time (TOT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Nadi in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nuku'alofa: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ofu.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Historic Sites
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Centenary Church ©
Centenary Church

1
night
Ofu, American Samoa

Ofu ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ofu Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ofu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Ofu takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Tonga Standard Time (TOT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 23 hours. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Avarua.

Things to do in Ofu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ofu Beach ©
Ofu Beach

4
nights
Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Muri Lagoon. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), stroll through Tikioki Marine Reserve, look for gifts at Tivaevae Collectables, and kick back and relax at Aroa Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Avarua trip maker site.

You can fly from Ofu to Avarua in 18 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Aroa Beach, Titikaveka Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) ©
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

2
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Explore hidden gems such as Aitutaki Lagoon and Moturakau. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at O'otu Beach, look for gifts at T & S Artworx, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aitutaki trip app.

You can fly from Avarua to Aitutaki in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island

1
night
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, view the masterpieces at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, and then look for gifts at Viamiti Perles.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Papeete trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Papeete in 27 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papeete

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

5
nights
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bora Bora Turtle Centre and Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bora Bora tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Bora Bora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Deep Sea Pearls ©
Deep Sea Pearls

5
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Nau Nau. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, Head underground at Ana Te Pahu, and head outdoors with Ana Kai Tangata.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Hanga Roa takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Tahiti Time to Easter Island Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Easter Island
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Nau Nau ©
Ahu Nau Nau

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lago Roca and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Martial, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, and explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Vinciguerra.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planning tool.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Ushuaia by flight takes about 18.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in May, things will get colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Glaciar Martial
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Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno ©
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Chacra Don Neno and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Buenos Aires. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Patagonia.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Perito Moreno trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Perito Moreno in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. June in Perito Moreno sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for Santiago on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Los Antiguos
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Lago Buenos Aires ©
Lago Buenos Aires
Parque Nacional Patagonia ©
Parque Nacional Patagonia
Chacra Don Neno ©
Chacra Don Neno

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. There's still lots to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and wander the streets of Barrio Italia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planning site.

You can drive from Perito Moreno to Santiago in 23 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Perito Moreno to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Potosi.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

2
nights
Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi ©
One of the highest cities in the world at 4,090 m (13,420 ft), Potosi actually rose to fame for something below the ground.
On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Cerro Rico and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Church. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Casa Nacional de la Moneda and then admire the striking features of San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Potosi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santiago to Potosi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Rico ©
Cerro Rico
Casa Nacional de la Moneda ©
Casa Nacional de la Moneda
San Lorenzo Church ©
San Lorenzo Church

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore and Chacaltaya. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mirador Killi Killi, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Unknown Soldier, view the masterpieces at Casa Museo Solon, and get a sense of history and politics at Centro de Informacion Turistica.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Paz vacation maker website.

Fly from Potosi to La Paz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore ©
National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore
Mirador Killi Killi ©
Mirador Killi Killi

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa road trip site.

You can fly from La Paz to Arequipa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Arequipa. When traveling from La Paz in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arequipa, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, wander the streets of San Isidro, snap pictures at Bridge of Sighs, and contemplate the long history of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip builder website.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Arequipa in June, with lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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