25 days in South America Itinerary

25 days in South America Itinerary

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Train to Euston station, Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 1 night
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pasto, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Birmingham

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante Dona Marta, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Rio de Janeiro is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in March, things will get much hotter in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Artesanato Chocolate Caseiro Tres Fronteiras, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Gramado, Brazil

— 1 night

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around Mini Mundo, explore the activities along Lago Negro, and then do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gramado itinerary planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires attractions planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Parks

Santiago, Chile

— 2 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then examine the collection at La Chascona, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago attractions planning website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Hanga Roa, Chile

— 3 nights
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
On the 18th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Pea, explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, then stroll through Rano Raraku, and finally stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ahu Hanga Te'e, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anakena, explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau, then don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, and finally get impressive views of Rano Kau.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hanga Roa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa. In March in Hanga Roa, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uyuni sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Uyuni takes 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Uyuni is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in March; daily highs in Uyuni reach 11°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Uyuni

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Rocas Sagradas, look for gifts at Mapi Art, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally get great views at Intipuncu. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planning app.

Getting from Uyuni to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Lima, Peru

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Keep things going the next day: visit Miraflores, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lima travel route planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Lima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Lima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Pasto.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Pasto, Colombia

— 2 nights

Surprise City

Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Carnaval, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Templo de la Merced, then don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santiago Apostol, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Felipe.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pasto trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Pasto. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Lima in March, with highs in Pasto at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites · Museums

Easter Island travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Volcanos
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.

Narino Department travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Bodies of Water · Volcanos