31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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31 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Shuttle:  8 h 30 min
3
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

5
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Visiting Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Trilha do Piquinho, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and kick back and relax at Praia do Leão.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha journey website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Fernando de Noronha. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in March, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Take a break from the city and head to San Cristóbal Hill and River Rafting & Tubing. Get a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Casa de Isla Negra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque), Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Vina Casas del Bosque) and Panul Community Park (in La Florida). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and learn about winemaking at Matetic Vineyards.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Santiago in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Casablanca, River Rafting & Tubing, Concha y Toro, La Sebastiana, Matetic Vineyards
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Climbing Tours
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini, then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park online attractions planner .

Getting from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for El Calafate on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip builder .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate by bus takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parque 3 de Febrero and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Reserva Natural del Pilar. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Delta Terra Natural Reserve (in Tigre) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires route planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in March, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Wildlife Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Reserva Natural Urbana, Delta Terra Natural Reserve, Reserva Natural del Pilar, Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 21st (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Minas Tierra Colorada, go deep underground at Wanda Mines, and then explore the activities along Lago Urugua-i.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda, Lago Urugua-i
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

3
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.
Visiting Iguazu Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Buddhist Temple and Museu de Cera Dreamland. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Itaipu, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bela Vista Biological Refuge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Foz do Iguacu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pao de Acucar and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and stroll through Praia de Grumari.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary site .

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Museum of Popular Arts Janete Costa
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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