25 days in South America Itinerary

25 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly to Punta Arenas, Bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
Bus to Punta Arenas Airport, Fly to Lima
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jericoacoara, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive to Comandante Ariston Pessoa Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Praia de Ipanema and Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and get great views at Morro da Urca.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro itinerary planning site.

Denver, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Denver to Rio de Janeiro. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and finally steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get little chillier in Foz do Iguacu: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 1 night
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at La Tehuelche, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 15.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June: high temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) hover around 43°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums · Spas · Shopping

Lima, Peru

— 1 night

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 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Miraflores, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Lima takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Lima due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in June, with highs in Lima at 70°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and then take a stroll through San Blas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Lima in June since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
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 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and then relax and rejuvenate at Wonderful Hands Spa.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

— 3 nights
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Step out of the city life by going to Salto Kama - Kama Meru and Salto Aponguao. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Yurani Falls and explore the activities along Sorowapo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canaima National Park vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Canaima National Park. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks

Jericoacoara, Brazil

— 5 nights

Jeri

A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Visit Jericoacoara Beach and Mangue Seco Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Duna do Por do Sol and Lagoa do Paraiso. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Pedra Furada, get all the equipment you need at Ciclo Jeri, see Off-Road Tours, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jericoacoara trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canaima National Park to Jericoacoara. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canaima National Park to Jericoacoara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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