22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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22 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Milan, Italy

4
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, walk around Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernando de Noronha.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary maker .

Milan, Italy to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Milan in June, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro holiday maker site .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 8 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, expect Rio de Janeiro to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu itinerary planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Foz do Iguacu is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Iguazu National Park.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, then make a trip to Casa Rosada, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are cooler (3°C), and nights are little chillier (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santiago road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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.
On the 26th (Fri), trek along exploor, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and then stop by Hilo.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner .

Getting from Santiago to Cusco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. In June in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

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