45 days in South America Itinerary

45 days in South America Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Iquitos, Peru
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 18 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Drive to Governador Celso Ramos
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Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

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.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then stop by Barranco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, then don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lima online trip builder.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Lima is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Lima, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Lima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Iquitos.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Iquitos, Peru

— 4 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through La Isla De Los Monos, visit Belen, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures.

Discover how to plan a Iquitos trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Iquitos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. While traveling from Lima, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iquitos, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): wander the streets of Miraflores, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and then stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lima driving holiday website.

You can fly from Iquitos to Lima in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Iquitos in March, expect nights in Lima to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Uyuni.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 18 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Go for a jaunt from Uyuni to Potosi to see Pueblo Pulacayo about 40 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce, step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Ferroviaria.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uyuni travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Uyuni takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Uyuni is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Lima in March: high temperatures in Uyuni hover around 11°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Uyuni

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Fly from Uyuni to Buenos Aires in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Uyuni to Buenos Aires. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in April: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

Land of the Waterfalls

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 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, then examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 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, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

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You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Governador Celso Ramos.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil

— 3 nights
A holiday in Governador Celso Ramos offers pristine stretches of sandy white beach, complemented by brilliant turquoise water lapping at the shore.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nova Trento (Santuario Nossa Senhora do Bom Socorro, Santuario De Madre Paulina, &more) and Paroquia de Tijucas (in Tijucas). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Palmas, steep yourself in history at Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress, stroll through Baia Dos Golfinhos Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chuch of Nossa Senhora da Piedade.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Governador Celso Ramos travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rio de Janeiro to Governador Celso Ramos. Expect slightly colder evenings in Governador Celso Ramos when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Governador Celso Ramos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa dos Mercadores and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Governador Celso Ramos to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Governador Celso Ramos in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Tours · Historic Sites