27 days in United States & South America Itinerary

27 days in United States & South America Itinerary

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27 days in United States & South America Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  25​h
1
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, United States
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
3
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
7
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
8
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rome, Italy

3
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Kailua Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu travel route planning app .

Rome, Italy to Honolulu is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Honolulu is minus 11 hours. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

4
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, get interesting insight from Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kalepolepo Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and finally make a trip to Circuito Magico Del Agua. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Miraflores, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and then stop by Dedalo arte & artesania.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Lima trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Lima in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Lima is 5 hours. When traveling from Lahaina in July, plan for cooler days in Lima, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Los Jardines de Mandor and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then make a trip to Intipuncu.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cerveceria Willkamayu, Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, then enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia, and then delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along WMDR Yungas Road.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Paz online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Bolivia Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cusco in July, with highs in La Paz at 17°C and lows at -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Uyuni road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Uyuni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from La Paz in July: highs in Uyuni hover around 4°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Go for a jaunt from Mendoza to Tupungato to see Valle de Uco about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque General San Martin, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Uyuni to Mendoza takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Uyuni, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Centro Civico, fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): hike along Circuito Chico and then enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mendoza in July; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach 7°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

4
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 nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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