24 days in South America Itinerary

24 days in South America Itinerary

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24 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Osorno, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Pucon, Chile
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
12
Brasilia, Brazil
— 1 day
End: Brasilia, Brazil

1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Morumbi Shopping, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then learn more about the world around you at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo, then get curious at Instituto de Biociências da Universidade de São Paulo, and finally make a trip to Praca da Biblia.

Plan my day in Sao Paulo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brasilia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Brasilia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Praca da Biblia
Highlights from your plan
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo ©
Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo del Mar, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and then stroll through Playa Brava. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, then admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then explore the galleries of Museo Taller de Casapueblo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Punta del Este takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, Punta del Este is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Museo Taller de Casapueblo
Highlights from your plan
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar

2
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pocitos, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro Municipal de Exposiciones SUBTE.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Montevideo journey tool .

Getting from Punta del Este to Montevideo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Punta del Este in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Montevideo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

1
day
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Museo Portugues ©
Museo Portugues
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Madero and Plaza de Mayo. Appreciate the collections at Fundacion Proa and Karina Chavin Espacio De Arte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Museo de La Plata (in La Plata) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Instituto Municipal de Ceramica, take a stroll through La Boca, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires road trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Instituto Municipal de Ceramica, Reserva Natural Urbana, Museo de La Plata
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Do your shopping at Tierra de Humos and Foto Center. Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Cerro Jeujepen in Tolhuin, about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's lots more to do: experience the excitement of Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cerro Jeujepen
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Estancia Tunel ©
Estancia Tunel

3
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, wander the streets of Av del Libertador, and stop by La Despensa Espacio de Sabores.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Calafate trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis and then examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Keep things going the next day: stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, then take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal Municipal.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning website .

Fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from El Calafate in August, plan for a bit warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Osorno.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe ©
Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

1
night
Osorno, Chile

Osorno ©
Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Auto Museum Moncopulli, pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Osorno, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Mateo.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osorno online trip planner .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Osorno in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Osorno is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 4°C in Osorno. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Osorno

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Auto Museum Moncopulli
Highlights from your plan
Auto Museum Moncopulli ©
Auto Museum Moncopulli
Catedral San Mateo ©
Catedral San Mateo

few
hours
Pucon, Chile

Pucon
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pucon road trip website .

You can drive from Osorno to Pucon in 3 hours. You will leave for Santiago on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Pucon

Outdoors Tours Parks

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.
La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos and E.N.D. Espacio Nacional de Diseno. Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Las Causas, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip planner.

You can drive from Pucon to Santiago in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

1
day
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brasilia trip app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Brasilia takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Brasilia. In September, daytime highs in Brasilia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasilia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Memorial JK ©
Memorial JK
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

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