31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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31 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  15​h 30​min
7
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Atlanta, United States

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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, step off the mainland to explore Morro Sao Jose, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha planner .

Atlanta, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 86°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

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

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, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. In December in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip builder tool .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, Foz do Iguacu is a bit cooler at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

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
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, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, shop like a local with Palermo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On your second day here, hike along Laguna de los Tres.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park online road trip planner .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are colder (57°F), and nights are slightly colder (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

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 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, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santiago online travel route builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Santiago to Puerto Ayora takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Puerto Ayora is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

4
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
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, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, stroll through Concha de Perla, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island

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