26 days in South America Itinerary

26 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  28 h
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
7
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
8
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and admire the masterpieces at Maprae.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Puerto Ayora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dublin, Ireland to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in February, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill.

Plan trip to Santiago with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Ayora to Santiago takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Chile Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

1
night
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 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park is 1 hour. In March in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, don't miss a visit to Av. Corrientes, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary site.

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in March, you will find days in Buenos Aires are warmer (29°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, thenstroll through Pedra do Arpoador, thenstroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, thencatch a live event at Maracanã, thenkick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro visit planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Meros Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Itaguacu Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande road trip planning site.

Take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pico do Papagaio ©
Pico do Papagaio
Meros Beach ©
Meros Beach
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha vacation maker site.

Fly from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ilha Grande to Fernando de Noronha. In March in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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