17 days in South America Itinerary

17 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
3
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Bogota is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Bogota, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Bogota at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacred Valley of the Incas and Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

Make your Cusco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cusco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

1
night
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Virreinal, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, thenexamine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa trip planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Arequipa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Monasterio de la Recoleta ©
Monasterio de la Recoleta

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and El Zanjon de Granados. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Parque 3 de Febrero. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, see the interesting displays at Museo Evita, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Buenos Aires takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Arequipa to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. Traveling from Arequipa in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Buenos Aires. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Copacabana Beach and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Imperial Museum (in Petropolis) and Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, see the interesting displays at Museu da Republica, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Imperial Museum, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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.
On the 15th (Sun), examine the collection at Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum, thenlook and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, thensee the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro, thenget engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

Before you visit Fernando de Noronha, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fernando de Noronha Memorial ©
Fernando de Noronha Memorial
Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro

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