30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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30 days in South America Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  29​h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
10
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Foot + Fly:  30​h
End: New Delhi, India

3
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, outdoors, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is minus 7 hours. Expect much hotter evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from New Delhi in November, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to 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 parks, beaches, nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro travel route planner.

You can 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. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, Rio de Janeiro is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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 nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, and wander the streets of Palermo.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in November: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods 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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini, explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier, and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park tour planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Los Glaciares National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
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 parks, museums, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

Make your Santiago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Tipon, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco travel route app .

Fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Cusco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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.
On the 20th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

3
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 museums, parks, historic sites, outdoors, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Playa de Oro, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Brujo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. November in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

4
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, beaches, museums, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa las Bachas, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora journey maker site .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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