23 days in South America Itinerary

23 days in South America Itinerary

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23 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  27​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
6
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  38​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, stroll through Praia de Grumari, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. February in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu holiday tool .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to 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

2
nights
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 15th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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

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.
Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Museo de arte Tigre in Tigre--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in February, you will find days in Buenos Aires are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Museo de arte Tigre
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

4
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: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip builder website .

You can fly from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

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