13 days in South America Itinerary

13 days in South America Itinerary

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13 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  9​h
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Quito, Ecuador
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Nassau, Bahamas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bogota using our trip planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Bogota is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Nassau in August, expect Bogota to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Nature Parks
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Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047 ©
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bogota to Quito takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in August; daily highs in Quito reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along exploor, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cusco travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Quito to Cusco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Quito in August since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Trails
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally walk around Parque General San Martin. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then get great views at Cerro de la Gloria.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Mendoza takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to Mendoza, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Mendoza are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and then take a stroll through San Telmo.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires journey planner .

You can fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Buenos Aires. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

3
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
day
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo attractions planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Pao de Acucar.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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