32 days in South America & United States Itinerary

32 days in South America & United States Itinerary

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32 days in South America & United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + shuttle:  33​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Quito, Ecuador
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
11
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in San Pedro de Atacama reach 25°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

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.
Get some cultural insight at La Chascona and Former National Congress Building. You'll explore and learn at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Museo Colchagua. And it doesn't end there: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, and browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Santiago road trip website .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Santiago to Machu Picchu by combination of flight and car takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Qorikancha. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, get to know the fascinating history of San Blas, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

1
night
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, then admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Illiniza Ecological Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then admire the masterpieces at Guayasamin Museum, then examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre, and finally explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Cusco to Quito in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, plan for much hotter nights in Quito, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Wildlife Parks
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3
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Escape the urban bustle at Sierra Negra and Isabela Island Wetlands Complex. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Concha de Perla, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
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 the city and head to Charles Darwin Research Station and Black Turtle Cove. Get some cultural insight at Maprae and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva El Chato, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, take in the exciting artwork at The Angelique Art Gallery, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora online trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Get some cultural insight at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Tijeretas and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno planning website .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. July in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

1
day
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 12th (Fri), make a trip to Bolivar plaza, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Bogota. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Bolivar plaza ©
Bolivar plaza

2
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at West View, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, see the vivid underwater world at Aquanautas, then kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Plaza Canon de Morgan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island day trip planning app .

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 2.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in July; daily highs in San Andres Island reach 35°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Aquanautas ©
Aquanautas

5
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: walk around Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip tool .

Getting from San Andres Island to New York City by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Andres Island in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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