21 days in South America Itinerary

21 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 1 night
4
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 1 night
5
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
9
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): go for a walk through Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Santiago holiday planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Santiago, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Salinas de Maras. Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino, and see exploor.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

1
night
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Cerro Tijeretas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, thenstroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and finally explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt.

You can plan Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Cusco to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the Route module. When traveling from Cusco in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, look for all kinds of wild species at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, stroll through Laguna Salinas, thenstroll through Posada de flamengos, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Villamil online travel route planner.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Posada de flamengos ©
Posada de flamengos
Iglesia Cristo Salvador ©
Iglesia Cristo Salvador

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.
On the 15th (Sun), stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, thenstroll through Black Turtle Cove, thenexplore the world behind art at Maprae, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Think Galapagos, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora online journey planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

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
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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 in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 26 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Puerto Ayora to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in November: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, thenstroll through Copacabana Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, plan for little chillier nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough 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
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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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 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, thenget a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online attractions planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Buenos Aires is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to El Chalten.

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
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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day
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, thentrek along Laguna de los Tres, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Chalten takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

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