18 days in South America Itinerary

18 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
6
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Ruínas do Antigo Presídio. Visit Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cachorro for some beach relaxation. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste and stroll through Conceicao Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha vacation planning website.

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Fernando de Noronha are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

1
night
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson ©
Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Relax by the water at Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Grumari. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Rio de Janeiro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, thenstroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo, thenwander the streets of Puerto Madero, thenadmire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

1
night
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
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 4th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, thendo a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and finally do a tasting at Bodega Carmelo Patti.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza trip builder site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Mendoza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

4
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.
Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Qorikancha and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and explore the galleries of Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip site.

Fly from Mendoza to Cusco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mendoza in July, expect nights in Cusco to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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