24 days in South America Itinerary

24 days in South America Itinerary

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24 days in South America Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
7
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plaza de Armas and Convento de Santo Domingo. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Iglesia De Santo Domingo ©
Iglesia De Santo Domingo
Cusco Cathedral ©
Cusco Cathedral

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anakena Beach and Rano Kau. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, get impressive views of Rano Raraku, contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, and pause for some photo ops at Hanga Kioe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cusco to Hanga Roa. Traveling from Cusco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hanga Roa, with lows around 17°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Altiplanic Lagoons, head outdoors with Volcan Licancabur, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Rojas.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip generator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Hanga Roa in September since evenings lows in San Pedro de Atacama dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote ©

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cerro Catedral Ski Resort and Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto, head off the coast to Isla Victoria, and fly down the slopes at Barlan Travel & Adventure.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerery planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Barlan Travel & Adventure ©
Barlan Travel & Adventure
Isla Victoria ©
Isla Victoria

3
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lago Argentino and La Despensa Espacio de Sabores. Change things up with a short trip to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1:40 hours away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, look for gifts at Casa del Mate, and don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Calafate travel planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October: highs in El Calafate hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Perito Moreno Glacier
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tierra del Fuego National Park and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beagle Channel and see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia vacation trip planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and car ferry; or take a bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from El Calafate to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. When traveling from El Calafate in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Ushuaia, with highs around 11°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip itinerery planner.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Porto Seguro takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and car ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, things will get much warmer in Porto Seguro: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Historic Sites
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Baia do Sancho and Baia dos Porcos. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, stroll through Ponta das Caracas, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

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

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Porto Seguro in October, with highs in Fernando de Noronha at 34°C and lows at 28°C.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro ©
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro

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