57 days in South America Itinerary

57 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 day
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h
4
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  12 h 30 min
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
11
Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Curitiba, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
13
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Madrid, Spain

3
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and take a stroll through Miraflores.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lima trip planning site.

Madrid, Spain to Lima is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Madrid to Lima, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Lima dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, thensee the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally admire the striking features of Casa del Moral.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Lima in October, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

1
day
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu online trip maker.

You can fly from Arequipa to Machu Picchu in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

5
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip maker site.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our La Paz trip maker app.

You can fly from Cusco to La Paz in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, La Paz is a bit cooler than Cusco - with highs of 20°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 11th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uyuni trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Uyuni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from La Paz in November, plan for slightly colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 12°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

4
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to Valle de Uco in Tupungato--about 1h 25 min away. On the 13th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 16th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Pingos Horse Riding, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Fundacional.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza road trip site.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Uyuni to Mendoza takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Uyuni to Mendoza is 1 hour. Traveling from Uyuni in November, you will find days in Mendoza are much warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Wine Tours & Tastings

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Parque Nacional Pali Aike (in San Gregorio). There's lots more to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Parque Nacional Pali Aike
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, and hike along Circuito Chico.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planning app.

You can fly from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Saddle up on the 3rd (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 28°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

4
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Angheben Vinhos Finos, Vinicola Torcello, &more), Sao Francisco de Paula (Miragem Livraria & Reserva Ecologica Terra do Sempre) and Vinicola Valmarino (in Pinto Bandeira). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Lavender Park, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gramado travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Gramado in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Canela, Sao Francisco de Paula, Vinicola Valmarino
Highlights from your plan
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game

3
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Curitiba is known for parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, get outside with Estrada Da Graciosa, examine the collection at BMW de Curitiba Museum, and take a stroll through Bairro de Santa Felicidade.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip planner.

You can fly from Gramado to Curitiba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Curitiba can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer

5
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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum, look for gifts at Bom Retiro, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo day trip planner.

Getting from Curitiba to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual

6
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and catch a live event at Maracanã.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rio de Janeiro trip simple and quick.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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