22 days in Asia & South America Itinerary

22 days in Asia & South America Itinerary

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New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— Few hours
Fly
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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— Few hours
Fly
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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New Delhi, India
— 1 day

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New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 6th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and then examine the collection at National Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In September, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in New Delhi

Highlights from your trip
Chandni Chowk ©
Flea Market
Chandni Chowk
3.5
India Gate ©
Historic Site
India Gate
4.2
National Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Museum
4.0

few
hours
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Rio de Janeiro takes 25 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -8.5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Lima, Peru

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Larco and Huaca Pucllana. When in Lima, make a side trip to see El Canon de Austisha in Huarochiri, approximately Huarochiri away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, take a stroll through Barranco, and head outdoors with San Gallan Xpeditions.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lima driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Lima in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lima, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with highs in Lima at 22°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8
Museo Larco ©
History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

Imperial City

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo Maximo Laura. Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Maras to see Salinas de Maras about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, view the masterpieces at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, and wander the streets of San Blas.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cusco online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cusco when traveling from Lima in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Sacsayhuaman ©
Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
Qorikancha ©
Must see
Qorikancha
4.5
Salinas de Maras ©
Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6

1
night
Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then get great views at Intipuncu.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu travel route builder site.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Highlights from your trip
Intipuncu ©
Lookout
Intipuncu
4.7

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Cusco, Peru

Imperial City

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Highlights from your trip
Museo Inka ©
History Museum
Museo Inka
3.8
Tambomachay ©
Ruin
Tambomachay
4.3

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku and then stroll around Valley of the Moon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at WMDR Yungas Road.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our La Paz holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to La Paz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz. Traveling from Cusco in September, things will get slightly colder in La Paz: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
WMDR Yungas Road ©
Scenic Drive
WMDR Yungas Road
4.5
Tiwanaku ©
World heritage site
Tiwanaku
3.8
Valley of the Moon ©
Geologic Formation
Valley of the Moon
3.6

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nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Get a sense of the local culture at Copacabana Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain. Shop till you drop at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas and Livraria e Edicoes Folha Seca. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Explore Rio de Janeiro further: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Praia de Grumari, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from La Paz in September; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Copacabana Beach ©
Must see
Copacabana Beach
4.3
Praia de Ipanema
Must see
Praia de Ipanema
4.4

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New Delhi, India

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then pick up some new kitchen skills with Gourmet Desire.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to New Delhi takes 25 hours. You'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. In September, New Delhi is a bit warmer than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Classes · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Gourmet Desire ©
Cooking Class
Gourmet Desire
4.3
Humayun's Tomb ©
World heritage site
Humayun's Tomb
4.6
Gandhi Smriti ©
Specialty Museum
Gandhi Smriti
4.5

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