22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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22 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online trip planner .

London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in April: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park route maker tool .

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. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in April: highs in Los Glaciares National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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 26th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Iguazu National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in April, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are warmer (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

4
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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