24 days in South America Itinerary

24 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America tour planner

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly

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Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu online trip maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Machu Picchu is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

Imperial City

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 19th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along exploor, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco day trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Santiago, Chile

— 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Colchagua, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santiago online trip planner.

Getting from Cusco to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

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Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park vacation planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in July: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip tool.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 4 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7: