31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 4 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha road trip planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and stroll around Parque Lage.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online vacation planner.

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. In June, Rio de Janeiro is slightly colder than Fernando de Noronha - with highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, then wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then get engrossed in the history at El Zanjon de Granados, and finally have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 60°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Santiago, Chile

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santiago driving holiday planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cusco, Peru

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and look for gifts at Hilo.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planning website.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 4 nights
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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, head off the coast to Turtle Island, and meet the residents at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip maker website.

Fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 14 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 5 nights
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, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 4 nights
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 wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Chino Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Planet Ocean Dive Center, browse the exhibits of Interpretation Center, and make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip