29 days in South America Itinerary

29 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America attractions planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 5 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning website.

Barcelona, Spain to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Barcelona to Fernando de Noronha. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Imperial Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Copacabana Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

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You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. In July, Rio de Janeiro is a bit cooler than Fernando de Noronha - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu vacation planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Foz do Iguacu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park vacation maker app.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Puerto Madero, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta.

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Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in August, you will find days in Buenos Aires are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Santiago, Chile

— 5 nights

City of the Island Hills

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 shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santiago online route builder.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu route planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Machu Picchu takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Cusco, Peru

— 3 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and get to know the fascinating history of San Blas.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cusco road trip tool.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip