22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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22 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  17​h 30​min
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Intipuncu, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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

Montreal, Canada to Machu Picchu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to 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

2
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, stop by Kuna, and then delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, then delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and then examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Art Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco travel route planner.

You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

1
night
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 5th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Fitz Roy.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to El Chalten in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to El Chalten is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

1
night
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 6th (Tue): make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park visit planner.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel route planner .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in March, you will find days in Buenos Aires are much hotter (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

1
night
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 (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip planner .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

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 11th (Sun), admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

#Nature, #Parks
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro online trip planner .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off toFernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Parque Nacional Tijuca ©
Parque Nacional Tijuca

5
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 in touch with nature at Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Boldro Beacch, get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha online journey planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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