29 days in South America Itinerary

29 days in South America Itinerary

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29 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  34​h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 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
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  15​h 30​min
8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Vancouver, 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and step off the mainland to explore Morro Sao Jose.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 34-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in January, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, get great views at Leblon Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro vacation builder .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
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 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to 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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park online trip maker .

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks 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, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, take a stroll through Palermo, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires vacation builder 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 January, you will find days in Buenos Aires are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) 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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park route planning website .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Los Glaciares National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can 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 Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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 parks, museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
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. There's still lots to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Santiago to Puerto Ayora in 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Puerto Ayora. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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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