24 days in South America Itinerary

24 days in South America Itinerary

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24 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
8
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bucharest, Romania

1
night
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at 1972 Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, and finally wander the streets of Pocitos. On the next day, make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, then ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, then get great views at Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Pittamiglio"s Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo online trip itinerary builder .

Bucharest, Romania to Montevideo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Uruguay Time is minus 5 hours. In February, Montevideo is warmer than Bucharest - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Catedral de Montevideo ©
Catedral de Montevideo
1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos and Barrio Bellavista. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Rita Winery and Santa Carolina. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, wander the streets of Barrio Lastarria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Montevideo to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Neighborhoods Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Vina Santa Rita
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Barrio Lastarria
Barrio Lastarria
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Step out of the city life by going to Circuito Chico and Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's more to do: get impressive views of Cerro Tronador.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. In February in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

1
day
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina

Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo and then explore the activities along Lago Roca.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from San Carlos de Bariloche to Tierra del Fuego National Park with the Route module. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, expect nights in Tierra del Fuego National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Nature Parks
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

2
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.
Palermo Soho and Puerto Madero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and Fragata ARA Sarmiento. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, and see the interesting displays at Museo Del Bicentenario.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tierra del Fuego National Park to Buenos Aires. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Tierra del Fuego National Park in March, with highs in Buenos Aires at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Palermo Soho ©
Palermo Soho
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Iguacu River and then take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta do Diabo.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Garganta do Diabo ©
Garganta do Diabo
Helicopter Tours

2
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.
On the 6th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then stroll through Copacabana Beach, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and finally steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro route website .

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Recife de Fora and Coroa Vermelha Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muta Beach and Taperapua Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Pitinga Beach and get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto Seguro online travel route planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro and Conceicao Beach. Visiting Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Baia dos Porcos will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, and see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip tool .

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. 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 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

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