21 days in South America Itinerary

21 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  31 h
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Jerusalem, Israel

2
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Escape the urban bustle at Charles Darwin Research Station and Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay. There's much more to do: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the world behind art at Maprae, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora online sightseeing planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Ayora, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, take a stroll through San Blas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary app.

Fly from Puerto Ayora to Cusco in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In March, Cusco is colder than Puerto Ayora - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
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 27th (Wed): take a stroll through Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. 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, thenget to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, thenget a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and finally admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cusco to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cusco to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In March, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer than Cusco - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

1
night
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perito Moreno National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): trek along Laguna de los Tres.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park travel planning site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are much colder (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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 31st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

Discover how to plan a Iguazu National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Iguazu National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in March: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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 outdoors at Copacabana Beach and Leblon Beach. Relax by the water at Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Grumari. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and catch a live event at Maracanã.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro visit planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Rio de Janeiro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Iguazu National Park in April since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

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

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.
Get outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Fernado de Noronha Island. Relax by the water at Praia do Sueste and Atalaia Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Leão.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha travel route planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. April in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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