25 days in South America Itinerary

25 days in South America Itinerary

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25 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Temuco, Chile
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Pucon, Chile
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
8
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
10
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro is minus 3 hours. In December, Rio de Janeiro is much warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough 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 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu visit planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

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

4
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online attractions planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. December in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the next day, stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in December: highs in Los Glaciares National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

1
day
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, and then get outside with Strait of Magellan.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Punta Arenas online route builder .

Take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Punta Arenas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Punta Arenas, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Temuco.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes
Museo Naval y Maritimo ©
Museo Naval y Maritimo

1
night
Temuco, Chile

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
On the 24th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at Canopy Lautaro, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Ferroviario Pablo Neruda de Temuco, then look for gifts at Santiago Wine Club Temuco, and finally don't miss a visit to Mercado Municipal de Temuco.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Temuco trip planner .

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Temuco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Pucon.

Things to do in Temuco

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Canopy Lautaro ©
Canopy Lautaro
Mercado Municipal de Temuco ©
Mercado Municipal de Temuco
Santiago Wine Club Temuco ©
Santiago Wine Club Temuco

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pucon trip planner .

You can take a bus from Temuco to Pucon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas

2
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at La Sebastiana, and finally wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Emiliana Organic Vineyards and then do a tasting at Matetic Vineyards.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Pucon to Valparaiso in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Matetic Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

3
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, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santiago planning app .

Take a bus from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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