28 days in South America Itinerary

28 days in South America Itinerary

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28 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
2
Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  20​h 15​min
3
Pinamar, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 15​min
4
Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
La Serena, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
7
Iquique, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
8
Paracas, Peru
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  17​h 45​min
9
Banos, Ecuador
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
11
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
12
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seno Otoway Penguin Colony as well as Kayak Agua Fresca. On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Seno Otoway Penguin Colony, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, and then add some adventure to your tour with Kayak Agua Fresca.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Punta Arenas driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Punta Arenas is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Chile Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from London in February, expect Punta Arenas to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Kayak Agua Fresca ©
Kayak Agua Fresca
Seno Otoway Penguin Colony ©
Seno Otoway Penguin Colony

1
night
Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Rio Tranquilo trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Rio Tranquilo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. When traveling from Punta Arenas in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Rio Tranquilo, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Pinamar.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

#Nature, #Parks
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Catedral de Marmol ©
Catedral de Marmol

1
night
Pinamar, Argentina

Pinamar ©
Pinamar is an Argentine coastal resort town located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Pinamar, then kick back and relax at Valeria del Mar Beach, and then take a stroll through Paseo De Los Artesanos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pinamar route planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Pinamar takes 28.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Pinamar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Rio Tranquilo in February: high temperatures in Pinamar hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Pinamar

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Valeria del Mar Beach, Paseo De Los Artesanos
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Playa De Pinamar ©
Playa De Pinamar
Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach
Paseo De Los Artesanos ©
Paseo De Los Artesanos

2
nights
Pucon, Chile

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Huerquehue National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, then get impressive views of Villarrica, and then admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pucon online journey planner .

Getting from Pinamar to Pucon by car takes about 19.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pinamar to Pucon is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Pucon

#Nature, #Parks
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Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Villarrica ©
Villarrica
Ojos del Caburga ©
Ojos del Caburga

2
nights
La Serena, Chile

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the views at Valle del Elqui. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Humedal de Pachingo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playas Socos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de La Serena.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Serena tour itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pucon to La Serena takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in La Serena, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Tongoy
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Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Avenida del Mar
Avenida del Mar
Playas Socos
Playas Socos

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Tebinquinche and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. Escape the urban bustle at Geyser del Tatio and Salar de Tara. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. It doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama and admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Pedro de Atacama.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama route maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Serena in February, San Pedro de Atacama is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Laguna Tebinquinche ©
Laguna Tebinquinche
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

2
nights
Iquique, Chile

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cavancha, get outside with Oasisfly Paragliding, take a stroll through Baquedano Street, then learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iquique trip builder site .

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Iquique, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Iquique

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street
Playa Brava
Playa Brava

2
nights
Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 24th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa de la Mina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Supay Beach, and then head off the coast to Islas Ballestas.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paracas online day trip planner .

Drive from Iquique to Paracas in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Iquique to Paracas is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Banos.

Things to do in Paracas

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach

1
night
Banos, Ecuador

Banos ©
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
On the 26th (Mon), head outdoors with Canopy double puerta del cielo, take in breathtaking views at Puntzan Canopy, then admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), then admire the sheer force of Ruta de las cascadas, and finally take some stellar pictures from La casa del Arbol - Mirador.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Banos day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paracas to Banos takes 30.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paracas in February, with highs in Banos at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Banos

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Puntzan Canopy ©
Puntzan Canopy

1
night
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to León Dormido.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banos to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Banos in February, expect Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

2
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head off the coast to Urbina Bay, head off the coast to Tagus Cove, and then make a trip to The Wall of Tears. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Concha de Perla and then step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil itinerary planning website .

Fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. February in Puerto Villamil sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Isabela
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Tagus Cove ©
Tagus Cove

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Garrapatero and Playa de los Alemanes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Cruz Fish Market. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. March in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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