18 days in South America Itinerary

18 days in South America Itinerary

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18 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  34​h
1
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  17​h 30​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
4
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

4
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ahu Tahai and Rano Kau. Visiting Rapa Nui National Park and Orongo will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku, explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, appreciate the history behind Hanga Kioe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pea.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa trip itinerary builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Hanga Roa is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Easter Is. Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in Hanga Roa at 28°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tahai ©
Ahu Tahai
Orongo ©
Orongo
Rapa Nui National Park ©
Rapa Nui National Park

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Get some historical perspective at Capilla San Eduardo and Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla Victoria.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanga Roa to San Carlos de Bariloche. Traveling from Hanga Roa to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in December: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Parroquia San Eduardo ©
Parroquia San Eduardo

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ushuaia Bay and Bahia Lapataia. Get outdoors at Laguna Esmeralda and Glacier Martial. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, explore the activities along Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, and hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, you will find days in Ushuaia are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)

2
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.
Get outdoors at Praia do Sueste and Atalaia Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Fernando de Noronha takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Ushuaia in January, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

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