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:  17​h 15​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10​h
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  15​h 30​min
8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  25​h
End: London, United Kingdom

5
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 Praia do Sueste, trek along Trilha do Piquinho, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 33°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

4
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, trek along Sertao Zen, explore the activities along Vale da Lua, and admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Santa Barbara.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 10 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cachoeira Santa Barbara, Cachoeira do Segredo
Highlights from your plan
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, get great views at Leblon Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, Foz do Iguacu is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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 nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires online itinerary planner .

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

4
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.
When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

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
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)

5
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.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, stroll through Playa de los Alemanes, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Santiago to Puerto Ayora takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Santiago to Puerto Ayora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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