31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
2
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
5
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
6
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
8
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
9
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
10
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights

1
night
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama online trip itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Vancouver to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Vancouver in June, plan for much colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

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

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to Valle de Uco in Tupungato--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Bodega La Azul, walk around Parque General San Martin, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Getting from Santiago to Mendoza by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Mendoza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Mendoza are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in June, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

2
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, thenlearn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, thenexplore the activities along Lago Negro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Mini Mundo, thenmake a trip to Caro Watson Escape Game, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gramado trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Gramado in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
Highlights from your plan
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Go for a jaunt from La Paz to Tiahuanaco to see Puma Punku about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, and stop by Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Paz journey planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June: high temperatures in La Paz hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Puma Punku
Highlights from your plan
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip planning website.

Fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in June, with highs in Cusco at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

3
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 2nd (Fri), take a stroll through Miraflores, thensteep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, thenview the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, and finally walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Torre Tagle, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lima sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, expect warmer with lows of °C in Lima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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