29 days in South America Itinerary

29 days in South America Itinerary

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29 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  9​h 30​min
6
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pao de Acucar and Praia de Ipanema. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro tour builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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.
On the 29th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu day trip site .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough 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.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park travel planning website .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Perito Moreno Glacier and Glaciar Spegazzini. There's more to do: hike along Laguna de los Tres and take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Los Glaciares National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Los Glaciares National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in December, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, shop like a local with Palermo, get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in December, plan for warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Palermo ©
Palermo
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Step out of the city life by going to Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Go for a jaunt from Porto de Galinhas to Tamandare to see Praia dos Carneiros about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal de Maracaipe, kick back and relax at Cupe beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Outeiro church and panoramic view, and contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto de Galinhas trip tool .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Porto de Galinhas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, Porto de Galinhas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia do Sueste, kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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