14 days in South America Itinerary

14 days in South America Itinerary

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14 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  26​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Bengaluru, India

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): stroll through Copacabana Beach and then take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, then appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu vacation site .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Foz do Iguacu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park holiday builder website .

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, San Carlos de Bariloche is much colder than Iguazu National Park - with highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Centro Civico ©
Centro Civico
Room Escape Games

1
night
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

Before you visit El Calafate, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, plan for slightly colder days in El Calafate, with highs around 9°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

1
night
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and then examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary planner .

Getting from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in October, you will find days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

3
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 11th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and finally don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner .

You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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