26 days in South America Itinerary

26 days in South America Itinerary

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26 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  22​h 30​min
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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 in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Brasilia Time is minus 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu vacation maker tool .

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 October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

3
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: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and wander the streets of Palermo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

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

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 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park route planner.

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. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Los Glaciares National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago planning app .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

3
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, classes, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and stop by Hilo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

Plan my trip to Machu Picchu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

4
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: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernando de Noronha, go for a walk through Trilha Atalaia, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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