23 days in Asia & South America Itinerary

23 days in Asia & South America Itinerary

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23 days in Asia & South America Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 30​min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
8
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
9
Mumbai, India
— Few hours
End: Mumbai, India


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1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then view the masterpieces at Jehangir Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Basilica, and finally get engrossed in the history at Red Carpet Wax Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bank of India - History of Banking Museum, Head underground at Kanheri Caves, and then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai tour itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. September in Mumbai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Jehangir Art Gallery ©
Jehangir Art Gallery
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

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.
Head to BarraShopping and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinasfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth and Instituto Moreira Salles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Camboinhas Beach & Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, browse the exhibits of Forte de Copacabana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco da Penitencia Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip builder tool .

You can fly from Mumbai to Rio de Janeiro in 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rio de Janeiro is minus 8 hours. In September, Rio de Janeiro is a bit cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Niteroi, Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth
Highlights from your plan
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
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.
On the 11th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santiago online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santiago

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
National Museum of History ©
National Museum of History

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Casa Museo Solon and Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa. Step out of the city life by going to Huayna Potosi and Chacaltaya Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, and enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia.

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You can fly from Santiago to La Paz in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In September, daily temperatures in La Paz can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort
Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi

1
night
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head off the coast to Isla del Sol, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Poncho, and then stop by The Spitting Llama Bookstore & Outfitter.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Copacabana trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Copacabana

Trails Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Museo del Poncho ©
Museo del Poncho

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piquillacta and Tipon. San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas and Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Moray in Maras, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional, hike along exploor, and admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip tool .

Getting from Copacabana to Cusco by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Cusco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Moray, Piquillacta, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
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Tipon ©
Tipon
Moray ©
Moray
Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Samay Spa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon. There's more to do: stop by Artesanias and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen ©
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI and Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Isidro and Huaca Pucllana. Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lima sightseeing planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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hours
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Kulture Shop and then see the interesting displays at Nehru Planetarium.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lima to Mumbai. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10 hours. When traveling from Lima in September, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nehru Planetarium ©
Nehru Planetarium
Kulture Shop ©
Kulture Shop

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