32 days in South America Itinerary

32 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 day
2
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
3
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
8
Gramado, Brazil
— 1 night
9
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
10
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights

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.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip builder tool.

Hong Kong, China to Machu Picchu is an approximately 36-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

4
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: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

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

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

3
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santiago online vacation planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

1
day
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Palermo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in September, expect Buenos Aires to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
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 10th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, thenadmire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park route builder website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in September: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Caro Watson Escape Game, thenmake a trip to Rua Coberta, thenexplore the activities along Lago Negro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Mini Mundo, get in on the family fun at Snowland, and then learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gramado itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

4
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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, catch a live event at Maracanã, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip tool.

Fly from Gramado to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

Make your Fernando de Noronha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach

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