25 days in Bogota, Lima & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

25 days in Bogota, Lima & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
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Lima, Peru
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Bogota, Colombia

— 7 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Suesca Outdoor Experience as well as Cafe Rosas Candelaria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Colombia and Zona G Bogota. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna de Guatavita and Parque 93. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Museo Indigena Guatavita (in Guatavita) and Petroglifos Pajarito (in Guasca). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Ciclovia de Bogota, see the interesting displays at Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center, stop by Artesanias de Colombiana Doris Ortiz, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Santa Clara.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bogota trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bogota is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Bogota. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lima.

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lima, Peru

— 7 nights

City of the Kings

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo and Museo MATE. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima and Fortaleza real felipe. When in Lima, make a side trip to see El Silencio in Punta Hermosa, approximately Punta Hermosa away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Milagrosa and sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria Nuevo Mundo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lima journey builder app.

You can fly from Bogota to Lima in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Lima is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Lima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Quadra Do Salgueiro has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Ilha Da Gigoia and Pontal Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Diabo Beach and Sossego Beach. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Marina Da Gloria, brush up on your military savvy at Submarino Museu Riachuelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo, and see the interesting displays at Solar do Jambeiro.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Lima to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lima to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Lima in December, things will get a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips