30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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30 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  30 h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+8
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  19 h 45 min
8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
9
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Mumbai, India

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha travel planner .

Mumbai, India to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Fernando de Noronha, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can 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
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

3
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: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, get outside with Leblon Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online journey planner .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
night
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 31st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary 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 slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May; daily highs in Foz do Iguacu reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

3
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: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires tour planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

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

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, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and browse the different shops at Costanera Center.

To plan Santiago vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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.
Step out of Cusco to go to Maras and see Salinas de Maras, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planning website .

Getting from Santiago to Cusco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, don't miss a visit to Malecon de Puerto Ayora, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry from Machu Picchu to Puerto Ayora takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

North Seymour Island, Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon)
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

5
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
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: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In June in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

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