57 days in South America Itinerary

57 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ubatuba, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly
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Campo Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Fly to El Palomar, Taxi to Puerto Madero, Bus to Colonia del Sacramento
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
Ferry
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia de Ipanema as well as Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. You'll set off for Ubatuba on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Events · Nature · Outdoors

Ubatuba, Brazil

— 3 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ubatuba: Paraty (Centro Historico & Speed Boats Tours). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Domingas Dias Beach and kick back and relax at Praia das Toninhas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ubatuba road trip tool.

You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Ubatuba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Ubatuba. You'll set off for Sao Paulo on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and finally examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum. On your second day here, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, shop like a local with Paulista Avenue, and then discover the deep blue sea with Cedeira Dive.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ubatuba to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Sao Paulo is 1 hour. In March in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Campo Grande.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Campo Grande, Brazil

— 3 nights

Swarthy City

Built on agricultural traditions, Campo Grande has grown rapidly, from a rural village in 1875 to a thriving metropolis of more than 800,000 people.
Campo Grande is known for parks, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Parque das Nacoes Indigenas, look for gifts at Feira Central, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Nossa Senhora do Perpetuo Socorro, and don't miss a visit to Araras Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Campo Grande trip planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Campo Grande by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Campo Grande can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Campo Grande

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 3 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Step out of Iguazu National Park with an excursion to Lago Urugua-i in Puerto Libertad--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Iguazu Falls. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Isla San Martin and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Campo Grande to Iguazu National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 1 night
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, and then take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Iguazu National Park to Colonia del Sacramento takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, you will find days in Colonia del Sacramento are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary site.

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 3 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, explore the activities along Canal Beagle, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, expect Ushuaia to be colder, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 3 nights
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Spend the 20th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Glacier Grey. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) holiday planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). In March, daytime highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the shuttle ride to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 nights
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 23rd (Wed), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): head outdoors with Enjoy! and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read El Calafate tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre, trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten journey planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 2 nights
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then engage your brain at Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Evo Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto, and then stroll through Circuito Chico.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Mendoza, Argentina

— 4 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 30th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 1st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: walk around Parque General San Martin, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March, with highs in Mendoza at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Wineries · Parks

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert and then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama tour planning app.

Getting from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mendoza in April, plan for little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 4°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 3 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and then make a trip to Plaza Arce.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 9.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, plan for cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sucre.

Things to do in Uyuni

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Sucre, Bolivia

— 2 nights

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Sucre is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, make a trip to Cal Orck'o, take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sucre road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Uyuni to Sucre takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in April, you will find days in Sucre are much warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to La Paz.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

La Paz, Bolivia

— 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
La Paz is known for parks, scenic drive, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, walk around Valley of the Moon, ponder the world of politics at Centro de Informacion Turistica, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read La Paz road trip planning app.

Fly from Sucre to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sucre in April, things will get a bit cooler in La Paz: highs are around 17°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Copacabana, Bolivia

— 3 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Copacabana is known for trails, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Isla del Sol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, get great views at Cerro Calvario, and explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Copacabana road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Arequipa.

Things to do in Copacabana

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Arequipa, Peru

— 3 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and take a stroll through Yanahuara.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa holiday planner.

You can drive from Copacabana to Arequipa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Cusco, Peru

— 1 night

Imperial City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, then delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, and then hike along exploor.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco travel route builder app.

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors