43 days in Brazil, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

43 days in Brazil, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
2
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
4
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
5
Puno, Peru
— 1 night
6
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
8
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
9
Curitiba, Brazil
— 4 nights
10
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
11
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
12
Salvador, Brazil
— 2 nights
13
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights

4
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Loquinhas, explore the activities along Vale da Lua, and make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias planner.

Leeds, UK to Alto Paraiso de Goias is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Leeds to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls

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, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, trek along exploor, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Cusco in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu sightseeing tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

2
nights
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 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, thenexamine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Volcan Misti, admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, and then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa route tool.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Arequipa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. September in Arequipa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Nature Parks
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

1
night
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Sillustani and then head off the coast to Taquile Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puno trip builder.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arequipa in September, with highs in Puno at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in Puno

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uyuni trip maker site.

You can drive from Puno to Uyuni in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puno to Uyuni due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puno in September, plan for much colder days in Uyuni, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Thu), meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uyuni to Foz do Iguacu takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Uyuni to Foz do Iguacu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Foz do Iguacu is warmer than Uyuni - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can 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
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Gramado to Sao Francisco de Paula to see Miragem Livraria about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Negro, examine the collection at Museu dos Beatles, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gramado trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Gramado in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canela, Miragem Livraria
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo ©
Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo

4
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Get out of town with these interesting Curitiba side-trips: Quatro Barras (Serra da Baitaca State Park & Familia Fardo Vinicola). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, cruise along Estrada Da Graciosa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula, and stroll around Tangua Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Curitiba trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Gramado to Curitiba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Curitiba are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Quatro Barras
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Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer

4
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: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Curitiba to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Curitiba, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

5
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: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip tool.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, thentake in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, thenexplore the galleries of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, see the interesting displays at Afro Brasileiro Museum, and then take a stroll through Pelourinho.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salvador tour builder tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Salvador sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

4
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: head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Salvador to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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