24 days in South America Itinerary

24 days in South America Itinerary

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Sao Borja, Brazil
— 1 night
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Resistencia, Argentina
— 1 night
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Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
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Antofagasta, Chile
— 2 nights
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Arica, Chile
— 1 night
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 day
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 1 night
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
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San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Resistencia, Argentina
— 1 night
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Ijui, Brazil
— 1 night
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Sao Borja, Brazil

São Borja is a city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Texas Beer.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Borja day trip planning app.

Taio to Sao Borja is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Taio in September, plan for little chillier nights in Sao Borja, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Resistencia.

Things to do in Sao Borja

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip
Texas Beer ©
Brewery
Texas Beer
4.0

1
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Resistencia, Argentina

Resistencia is the capital and largest city of the province of Chaco in north-eastern Argentina. On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Museo de las Esculturas Urbanas del Mundo.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Resistencia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Borja to Resistencia takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Resistencia

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Salta, Argentina

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salta trip planner.

Getting from Resistencia to Salta by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Salta when traveling from Resistencia in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Salta

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Salta Free Tour ©
Beer Tasting / Tour
Salta Free Tour
4.8
Cathedral of Salta ©
Religious Site
Cathedral of Salta
4.8

2
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salta in September since evenings lows in San Pedro de Atacama dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Antofagasta.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip
On Safari Atacama ©
Must see
On Safari Atacama
4.9
Valle De La Luna ©
Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna
4.7
Geyser del Tatio ©
Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
4.6

2
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Antofagasta, Chile

Pearl of the North

A major port city of northern Chile, Antofagasta officially became part of the country in 1904, when the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Chile and Bolivia formerly enshrined a new regional status quo after the War of the Pacific (1879-83).
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antofagasta day trip planning site.

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, plan for little chillier days in Antofagasta, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arica.

Things to do in Antofagasta

Museums
Highlights from your trip
Plaza Colon ©
Landmark
Plaza Colon
3.5

1
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Arica, Chile

City of the Eternal Spring

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Arica vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Antofagasta to Arica takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arica

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Puno, Peru

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll around Parque Huajsapata and then don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Arica to Puno by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arica to Puno. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.9
Catedral de Puno ©
Landmark
Catedral de Puno
4.0

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Cusco, Peru

Imperial City

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha and then take in the exciting artwork at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco travel route planner.

Getting from Puno to Cusco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cusco when traveling from Puno in September, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Highlights from your trip
Sacsayhuaman ©
Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
Qorikancha ©
Religious Site
Qorikancha
4.5

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Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen and then explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Highlights from your trip

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Cusco, Peru

Imperial City

On the 15th (Wed), stop by Altiplano Collective, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip builder.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Highlights from your trip
Cusco Cathedral
Church
Cusco Cathedral
4.6
Q'enqo ©
Ruin
Q'enqo
4.1

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Puno, Peru

City of the Lake

On the 16th (Thu), race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puno route builder site.

You can fly from Cusco to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cusco in September: high temperatures in Puno hover around 22°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Puno

Highlights from your trip
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.9

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La Paz, Bolivia

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 17th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Casa Museo Solon, don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, then make a trip to Mi Teleferico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Paz itinerary builder site.

Getting from Puno to La Paz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puno to La Paz is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puno in September: highs in La Paz hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.7
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Architectural Building
Iglesia de San Francisco
4.3

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Uyuni, Bolivia

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uyuni trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from La Paz to Uyuni in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in September, you will find days in Uyuni are cooler (1°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Salvador de Jujuy.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Isla Incahuasi ©
Island
Isla Incahuasi
4.6

2
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San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina

Near the edge of a canyon where northwestern Argentina's lowlands meet forested hills, San Salvador de Jujuy draws both nature lovers and those seeking culturally enriching experiences in a modern urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Tematico Tupac Amaru.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Salvador de Jujuy trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uyuni to San Salvador de Jujuy. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Uyuni in September, plan for much warmer days in San Salvador de Jujuy, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Resistencia.

Things to do in San Salvador de Jujuy

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Resistencia, Argentina

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Resistencia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Salvador de Jujuy to Resistencia by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ijui.

Things to do in Resistencia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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Ijui, Brazil

Ijuí is a Brazilian municipality of Rio Grande do Sul, situated 395km from the state capital, Porto Alegre. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cervejaria Ijuhy.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ijui sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Resistencia to Ijui takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ijui

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

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