29 days in South America Itinerary

29 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
2
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
5
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
6
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
8
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires road trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Buenos Aires is minus 13 hours. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for little chillier days in Buenos Aires, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums 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
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 12th (Sat), head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park road trip website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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 14th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu route planner.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

5
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, stroll through Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip site.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, Fernando de Noronha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and hike along exploor.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip builder tool.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Cusco by flight takes about 22.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Cusco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fernando de Noronha in September, plan for slightly colder days in Cusco, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu sightseeing website.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at Museo de la Moda, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Santiago in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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