31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America tour itinerary planner

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Blumenau, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Penha, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Chillan, Chile
— 3 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary maker.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in July, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 31st (Sat), shop like a local with Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get little chillier in Sao Paulo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Blumenau.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Blumenau, Brazil

— 2 nights

Tropical Germany

Founded in 1850 by a dozen German immigrants, Blumenau remains a place apart from the rest of Brazil largely thanks to its distinct European culture, architecture, and cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Ramiro Ruediger Park, let little ones run wild at Vila Germanica Park, and then stop by Emporio Frozen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, then get a dose of the wild on ArtFalcon Falcoaria, and then meet the residents at Zoo Pomerode.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Blumenau trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Blumenau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Blumenau are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Penha.

Things to do in Blumenau

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penha, Brazil

— 2 nights

National Seafood Capital

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get great views at Morro da Cruz, then explore the striking landscape at Morro da Aguada, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Penha trip app.

Drive from Blumenau to Penha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Penha

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florianopolis, Brazil

— 1 night

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then head outdoors with Parque Ecologico Do Corrego Grande, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Campeche.

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

You can drive from Penha to Florianopolis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks

Gramado, Brazil

— 3 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo, find something for the whole family at Snowland, and see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gramado travel app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, catch a live event at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Mar del Plata, Argentina

— 1 night

Happy City

Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): do a tasting at Trapiche Costa y Pampa, then kick back and relax at La Perla, then make a trip to Torre Tanque, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Mar del Plata. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Cordoba, Argentina

— 3 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Cordoba is known for historic sites, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Society of Jesus Church, and contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cordoba trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Cordoba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cordoba when traveling from Mar del Plata in August, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Santiago, Chile

— 4 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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Chillan.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Chillan, Chile

— 3 nights
With a population of approximately 175,000 people, Chillan represents the most populous urban area in Nuble Province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Claudio Arrau Leon, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Termas de Chillan, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Merced. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Escuela Mexico, then look for gifts at Mercado de Chillan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Chillan, and finally view the masterpieces at Centro de Extension Cultural Alfonso Lagos.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chillan vacation maker website.

You can drive from Santiago to Chillan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chillan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chillan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Winter Sports

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas
Beaches reign as top State of Santa Catarina tourist attractions, yet this small state in the south of Brazil offers more than just traditional sun-and-sand appeal. Over 550 km (340 mi) of coastline provide plenty of both secluded beach spots and well-developed resorts designed to attract a global audience of party-loving vacationers. Away from the busy coastal areas, a State of Santa Catarina vacation allows visitors to discover the country's European heritage, rich arts scene, outstanding cuisine, and renowned architecture. Many visitors begin their tour with Oktoberfest in Blumenau, home to large German and Italian communities and renowned for its award-winning microbreweries.

Central Argentina travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Churches · Specialty Museums
Whether you're taking a trip to Central Argentina for business, adventure, or romance, this area encompassing three provinces and over 7 million people promises to show you how to eat like royalty, ride like a gaucho, and celebrate local culture like a native. The three provinces--Santa Fe, Entre Rios, and Cordoba--boast a lively economy based on the production of grain, milk, cattle, vegetable oils, and agricultural machinery. In an area known for its distinct cuisine and local festivals, visitors on a vacation in Central Argentina rarely skip a chance to discover the Andes on horseback, stock up on authentic leather goods, and sample some of the country's finest wines.