29 days in South America Itinerary

29 days in South America Itinerary

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29 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
ferry + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  15​h 30​min
8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha online trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get much warmer in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

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Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, plan for little chillier nights in Foz do Iguacu, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time 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 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and take a stroll through Palermo.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires journey maker site .

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in February, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

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

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 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be slightly colder, around 16°C, while days are cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Valparaiso to see La Sebastiana about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santiago vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

La Sebastiana
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora travel route builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Santiago to Puerto Ayora takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Puerto Ayora is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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