32 days in South America Itinerary

32 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
3
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
7
Salvador, Brazil
— 1 night
8
Manaus, Brazil
— 1 night
9
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
10
Medellin, Colombia
— 1 night
11
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
12
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
13
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
14
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night

2
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: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, stop by Patio Bellavista, and steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. In October in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Casa Rosada ©
Casa Rosada

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park route builder app.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for cooler days in Los Glaciares National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 8°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palacio Piria.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires day trip site.

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll set off for Iguazu National Park on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palacio Piria
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ©
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Jardin Japones ©
Jardin Japones

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Gran Aventura. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

You can plan Iguazu National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Rio de Janeiro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Iguazu National Park in October since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 24°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Salvador.

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

1
night
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the galleries of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador travel site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

1
night
Manaus, Brazil

Manaus ©
It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters and then examine the collection at Pinacoteca do Amazonas. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Ponte Do Rio Negro and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas.

Find out how to plan Manaus trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Salvador to Manaus in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salvador to Manaus. In November, daytime highs in Manaus are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Meeting of Waters ©
Meeting of Waters
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas ©
Arquipelago de Anavilhanas
Ponte Do Rio Negro ©
Ponte Do Rio Negro

2
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, then make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita Nuestra Senora De La Candelaria.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Cartagena takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. November in Cartagena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Medellin.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Ermita Nuestra Senora De La Candelaria ©
Ermita Nuestra Senora De La Candelaria

1
night
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 5th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then head outdoors with Medellin Adventure Trails.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin road trip planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Medellin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cartagena in November: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Medellin Adventure Trails
Highlights from your plan
Medellin Adventure Trails ©
Medellin Adventure Trails
Walking tours
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
On the 7th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pichincha, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Quito tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Quito takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medellin in November, expect Quito to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Lima.

Things to do in Quito

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pichincha
Highlights from your plan
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Pichincha ©
Pichincha
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), don't miss a visit to Miraflores, then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lima trip simple and quick.

Getting from Quito to Lima by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Lima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

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

4
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: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, explore the world behind art at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco trip builder tool.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lima in November since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 8°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

1
night
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique.

Plan a Machu Picchu trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique ©
Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique
Phutuq K'usi ©
Phutuq K'usi

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