26 days in South America Itinerary

26 days in South America Itinerary

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26 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha vacation maker website .

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get much hotter in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

4
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 in the awesome beauty at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip app .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. March in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Iguazu National Park.

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
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in April, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Glaciares National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

3
nights
Santiago, Chile

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 parks, museums, shopping, 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, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and browse the different shops at Costanera Center.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santiago travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

5
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, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

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

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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