14 days in South America Itinerary

14 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
6
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights

2
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

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Tampa, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Fernando de Noronha is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Tampa in October, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Lage, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, thenview the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, thenkick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip website.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

1
night
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 25th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

2
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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 26th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, thenadmire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, and finally visit Puerto Madero. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and then ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Buenos Aires online trip maker.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in October: highs in Buenos Aires hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ©

2
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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, trek along exploor, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, thenadmire the masterpieces at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, and finally explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco attractions planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Cusco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

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