27 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

27 days in Brazil & Peru Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Pocone, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cabanaconde, Peru
— 1 night
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
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Manaus, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Salvador, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, Ginga Tropical and Sugarloaf Mountain. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro day trip website.

New Delhi, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Rio de Janeiro is minus 8.5 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, make a trip to As Luzes de Itaipu, and contemplate the waterfront views at Iguacu River.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu road trip planning website.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in Foz do Iguacu hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pocone.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Pocone, Brazil

— 2 nights
You've now added Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense to your itinerary. On the 29th (Fri), walk around Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pocone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Pocone takes 23 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Pocone

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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.
Mercado Central de San Pedro has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get your game on at Playbox Gaming Center virtual reality, examine the collection at Museo Quechua, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, then take in the exciting artwork at Museo Maximo Laura, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro and then explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cusco itinerary planner.

Drive from Pocone to Cusco in 43.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pocone to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums

Puno, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Titicaca. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and then head off the coast to Taquile Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, then appreciate the history behind Arco Deustua, and then stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puno road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Puno when traveling from Cusco in June, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cabanaconde, Peru

— 1 night
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
You've now added Colca Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Condor's Cross and then walk around Sangalle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabanaconde travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Puno to Cabanaconde takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 6th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cabanaconde to Machu Picchu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Complejo Arqueologico Mateo Salado, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de la Union. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Miraflores, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll around Plazuela Chabuca Granda, and finally stop by Barranco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lima road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Lima, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Manaus.

Things to do in Lima

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Manaus, Brazil

— 3 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach, and browse the different shops at Manauara Shopping.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Manaus trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lima to Manaus by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Lima to Manaus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lima in June: high temperatures in Manaus hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Salvador.

Things to do in Manaus

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Salvador, Brazil

— 3 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salvador: Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (in Senhor Do Bonfim), Praia do Forte (Forte Beach & Projeto Tamar) and Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pelourinho, contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Farol da Barra.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salvador journey planner.

Fly from Manaus to Salvador in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Manaus to Salvador, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manaus in June, plan for slightly colder days in Salvador, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Colca Canyon travel guide

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Hot Springs · Landmarks · Lookouts
Take a trip to Colca Canyon, the world's second deepest canyon, and witness its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and varied wildlife. With a long history of inhabitation, the Colca Valley features pre-Incan archaeological sites and ruins, stepped Incan terraces, and rustic colonial-era settlements. Roam among vicunas and cacti plants, see condors flying in close range, and witness the plunging canyon, in some places as deep as 3,300 m (11,000 ft). During your Colca Canyon vacation you can also visit Spanish settlements, relatively unchanged since colonial times, relax in the area's numerous hot springs, and purchase colorful arts and crafts made by the native Cabana and Collagua people.

Sacred Valley travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Mountains
Sacred Valley, once the heart of the Incan Empire, remains a favorite destination for tourists, not solely because of its proximity to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. The lush, fertile valley formed by the Urubamba river and surrounded by the imposing Peruvian Andes, contains numerous Incan ruins, sleepy villages, and scenic hiking trails. Besides an array of archaeological sites, attractions in Sacred Valley include picturesque colonial towns and their famous markets, as well as opportunities for trekking, rafting, and rock climbing.