31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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31 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Calama, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Toronto, Canada

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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and stroll through Copacabana Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu tour planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through San Telmo, then ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, then look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

3
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Pocitos.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo travel route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in March since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip builder app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Calama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

2
nights
Calama, Chile

Calama ©
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): try your luck at Casino Marina del Sol Calama and then make a trip to Mina de Chuquicamata. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Mall Plaza Calama, then get outside with Sol Del Desierto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Calama road trip planning app .

Fly from Santiago to Calama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Calama are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Calama

Nightlife Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu
Highlights from your plan
Mall Plaza Calama ©
Mall Plaza Calama
Mina de Chuquicamata ©
Mina de Chuquicamata

1
night
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santiago online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Calama to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Puerto Montt, don't miss a visit to Sentados Frente al Mar, and then get impressive views of Volcan Osorno. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo, then step aboard Navimag Ferries, then get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Paseo Costanera.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Montt trip planner .

Fly from Santiago to Puerto Montt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Angelmo ©
Angelmo

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, and stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planning app .

You can drive from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Carlos de Bariloche when traveling from Puerto Montt in April, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

4
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your El Calafate trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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