28 days in South America Itinerary

28 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
5
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
7
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
8
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
9
Punta Arenas, Chile
— Few hours
10
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights

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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planning site.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

2
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Plan a trip to Sao Paulo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife Shopping Museums

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.
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu online trip builder.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Tours Outdoors Shopping

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz route planner.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to La Paz in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to La Paz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in December; daily highs in La Paz reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours Outdoors Parks

3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uyuni online trip maker.

Getting from La Paz to Uyuni by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from La Paz in December, expect nights in Uyuni to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. You will leave for San Pedro de Atacama on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Uyuni

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Pedro de Atacama trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uyuni, expect warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
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.
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santiago planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Valparaiso on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

2
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
To see reviews and tourist information, use the Valparaiso vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Valparaiso are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Outdoors Parks

few
hours
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Valparaiso to Punta Arenas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Punta Arenas is slightly colder than Valparaiso - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll set off for Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

4
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online trip planner.

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Buenos Aires in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, with highs in Buenos Aires at °C and lows at °C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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