34 days in South America Itinerary

34 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly to Sao Luiz, Bus to Barreirinhas
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Barreirinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Sao Luis, Fly to Manaus
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Manaus, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Copiapo, Chile
— 1 night
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Fly to Balmaceda, Foot to Balmaceda, Bus to Perito Moreno
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to Comodoro Rivadavia, Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 2 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to Kolkata

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 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: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, get outside with Leblon Beach, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online trip maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rio de Janeiro is minus 8.5 hours. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Barreirinhas, Brazil

— 3 nights
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Rio Preguicas, kick back and relax at Lencois Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul, then kick back and relax at Porto Preguicas Beach, and finally visit Armazem da Rua Direita. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lencois Maranhenses.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Barreirinhas online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Barreirinhas in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Manaus, Brazil

— 2 nights

Paris of the Tropics

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.
On the 16th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at CIGS Zoo, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, then don't miss a visit to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao, and finally make a trip to Manauara Shopping.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manaus trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Barreirinhas to Manaus takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manaus

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
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 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), then indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Rocas Sagradas, and finally delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Manaus to Machu Picchu in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Uyuni.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 3 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi, take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and then contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, make a trip to Plaza Arce, see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, then see Off-Road Tours, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Ferroviaria.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni road trip planning site.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Uyuni by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Uyuni. March in Uyuni sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Copiapo, Chile

— 1 night
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
On the 23rd (Tue), get outside with Bahia Cisne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Inglesa, explore the striking landscape at Orbicular Granite Nature Sanctuary, then try to win big at Antay Casino Hotel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde, and finally don't miss a visit to Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Copiapo road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Uyuni to Copiapo with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 3 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 24th (Wed), explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, then don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, then wander the streets of Barrio Lastarria, and finally browse the different shops at Costanera Center.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Copiapo to Santiago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Perito Moreno, Argentina

— 2 nights
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. On the 27th (Sat), make a trip to Cave of the Hands.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Perito Moreno in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will leave for Buenos Aires on the 28th (Sun).
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 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.
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 in the history at Plaza de Mayo, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and shop like a local with Palermo.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Perito Moreno to Buenos Aires in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perito Moreno in March, expect Buenos Aires to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Hanga Roa, Chile

— 2 nights
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pea, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Tau Kiani Rapa Nui, explore the ancient world of Ahu Akahanga, then contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku, and finally delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with Nautica Rapanui, get impressive views of Rano Kau, then take in the dramatic natural features at Orongo, then make a trip to Puna Pau, and finally pause for some photo ops at Ahu Huri a Urenga.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa itinerary planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Hanga Roa in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Hanga Roa are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 4 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa de los Perros, head outdoors with Think Galapagos, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 26 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in April; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Amazon River travel guide

4.3
Theaters · Bodies of Water · Beaches

Sacred Valley travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Mountains
Sacred Valley, once the heart of the Incan Empire, remains a favorite destination for tourists, not solely because of its proximity to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. The lush, fertile valley formed by the Urubamba river and surrounded by the imposing Peruvian Andes, contains numerous Incan ruins, sleepy villages, and scenic hiking trails. Besides an array of archaeological sites, attractions in Sacred Valley include picturesque colonial towns and their famous markets, as well as opportunities for trekking, rafting, and rock climbing.

Atacama Region travel guide

3.9
Beaches · National Parks · Nightlife

Easter Island travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Ruins · Volcanos
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.

Galapagos Islands travel guide

4.4
World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.