30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America sightseeing planner

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
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— 4 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 3 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mann, and head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Linton, UK to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Linton in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 4 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora online trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 5 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Posada de flamengos.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Villamil travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and finally visit San Blas. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and finally hike along exploor.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco online trip maker.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Cusco in 14 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu visit planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Santiago on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Santiago, Chile

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and then examine the collection at La Chascona. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and then explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santiago road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

Discover how to plan a Buenos Aires trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires. In June in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 4 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip builder tool.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Fernando de Noronha in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in June: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, examine the collection at Folclore Edison Carneiro Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature