39 days in Argentina, Chile & Brazil Itinerary

39 days in Argentina, Chile & Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brasilia, Brazil
— 4 nights
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
4
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
6
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
8
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 night
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
10
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
11
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights

4
nights
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Parque Ecologico Dom Bosco. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ermida Dom Bosco and Temple Shin Buddhist Pure Land - Brasilia. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Catetinho, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Brasilia, take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, and ponder the design of Fonte Da Torre de TV.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brasilia trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Brasilia is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Christchurch to Brasilia. When traveling from Christchurch in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Brasilia: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional de Brasilia ©
Parque Nacional de Brasilia
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church ©
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church
Parque Olhos D'agua ©
Parque Olhos D'agua

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cachoeira Almecegas II and Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alto Paraiso de Goias: Cavalcante (Cachoeira da Capivara, Vale das Araras, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Carioquinhas, get outside with Abyss Waterfall, get great views at Janela Lookout, and make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

Plan trip to Alto Paraiso de Goias with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavalcante, Cachoeira do Segredo
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado ©
Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado
Cachoeira Almecegas II ©
Cachoeira Almecegas II
Cachoeira da Capivara ©
Cachoeira da Capivara

2
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.
Capela de Sao Pedro and Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Baia dos Porcos and Conceicao Beach. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, and get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Fernando de Noronha. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Se Cathedral and Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. Get out of town with these interesting Porto de Galinhas side-trips: Church and Monastery of Sao Bento (in Olinda) and Recife (Paco do Frevo & Madre Deus Church). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Serrambi Beach, view the masterpieces at So Arte, and kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Recife, Olinda, So Arte
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Church and Monastery of Sao Bento
Church and Monastery of Sao Bento
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jerusalem Cultural Center and Forte de Copacabana. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sao Bento Monastery and Morro Dois Irmaos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra & Parque Estadual da Serra da Tiririca). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, examine the collection at Instituto Moreira Salles, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante Do Leblon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Niteroi
Highlights from your plan
Jerusalem Cultural Center ©
Jerusalem Cultural Center
Forte de Copacabana ©
Forte de Copacabana
Sao Bento Monastery ©
Sao Bento Monastery

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Metropolitan Cathedral and Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Solomon and Itau Cultural Institute. Get out of town with these interesting Sao Paulo side-trips: Matriz Church (in Sao Roque), Igreja Santa Rita de Cassia (in Campinas) and Our Lady of Candelaria (in Itu). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Estacao Pinacoteca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, see the interesting displays at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of First Independent Presbiterian Church of St. Paul.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Sao Paulo when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Campinas, Matriz Church, Our Lady of Candelaria
Highlights from your plan
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS ©
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS
Temple of Solomon ©
Temple of Solomon

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and Museu de Cera Dreamland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buddhist Temple and Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, contemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, look and learn at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my Foz do Iguacu trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab ©
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland

1
night
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu, look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores, steep yourself in history at La Aldea Fortin M'Borore, then stop by Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet, then don't miss a visit to Plaza San Martin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen del Carmen.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary planning tool.

Puerto Iguazu is just a stone's throw from Foz do Iguacu. In September in Puerto Iguazu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores
Catedral Virgen del Carmen ©
Catedral Virgen del Carmen

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de San Isidro and Palacio de Aguas Corrientes. Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: Parroquia San Antonio de Padua (in San Antonio de Areco), Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan) and La Plata (Museo de La Plata & Planetario Ciudad de La Plata). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Bicentenario, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Buenos Aires is little chillier than Puerto Iguazu - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Isidro, La Plata, Parroquia San Antonio de Padua, Basilica de Lujan
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vina Undurraga and Vina Santa Rita. Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Vina Santa Carolina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to San Antonio (Humedal Rio Maipo & Humedal El Yali), Santo Domingo (Plaza de las Flores & Parque Tricao) and Valparaiso (Cerro Concepcion, Paseo Gervasoni, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at Museo Interactivo Mirador, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, and visit Barrio Italia.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago road trip tool.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Valparaiso, San Antonio, Santo Domingo, Vina Undurraga, Vina Santa Rita
Highlights from your plan
Parque Tricao ©
Parque Tricao
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pukara de Quitor and Atacama Observatory. Your inner history buff will appreciate Machuca and Iglesia de Socaire. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito.

Plan my San Pedro de Atacama trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

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