34 days in South America Itinerary

34 days in South America Itinerary

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34 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Fernado de Noronha Island, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Palermo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, expect Buenos Aires to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are cooler (14°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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.
Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santiago road trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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.
Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, tour the pleasant surroundings at exploor, view the masterpieces at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, and delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cusco travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
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, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Interpretation Center, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cusco to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. When traveling from Cusco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, shop like a local with Galeria Aymara, look for gifts at Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, and don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora online trip itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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