22 days in Brazil, Chile & Colombia Itinerary

22 days in Brazil, Chile & Colombia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America travel planner

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Fly to Salgado Filho Airport, Drive to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Curitiba
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Curitiba, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Gramado, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praca das Etnias and Parque da Ferradura. Mundo de Chocolate and Casa do Colono are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Gramado side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Nova Petropolis) and Casa Valduga Winery (in Bento Goncalves). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Portico via Nova Petropolis, don't miss a visit to Fonte do Amor Eterno, and get in on the family fun at Parque Terra Magica Florybal.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gramado road trip planning site.

Linton, UK to Gramado is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Linton to Gramado due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Curitiba, Brazil

— 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): walk around Parque Barigui and then wander the streets of Bairro de Santa Felicidade.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Curitiba trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gramado to Curitiba by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Punta Arenas on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Neighborhoods

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 2 nights
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero and then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes and then see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Punta Arenas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Curitiba to Punta Arenas in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Curitiba in January, expect Punta Arenas to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Puerto Varas, Chile

— 2 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos and then explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas trip builder site.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Varas in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in January: highs in Puerto Varas hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 4 nights
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. The adventure continues: stroll through Valle Arcoiris, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

Plan a San Pedro de Atacama trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Puerto Varas to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Varas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 2 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Aquanautas, stroll through La Piscinita, and then see the vivid underwater world at West View. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Cayo Acuario and then stroll through Playa de San Luis.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Andres Island online trip planner.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to San Andres Island in 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to San Andres Island is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Andres Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Cartagena, Colombia

— 4 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and Choco Museo. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, and make a trip to Plaza de San Diego.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena route maker tool.

Fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3 hours. January in Cartagena sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Colombia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.