30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 1 night
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Paraty, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Iquitos, Peru
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): engage your brain at Museu do Amanha, pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, then go for a walk through Avenida Atlantica, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mirante da Prainha. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamengo Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Rio de Janeiro. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in January, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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Mirante da Prainha ©
Mirante da Prainha
Walking tours
Flamengo Beach
Flamengo Beach

1
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Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Santo Antonio Beach, then explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lopes Mendes Beach, then kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Amor, and finally kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande

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Paraty, Brazil

Paraty ©
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Mini Royal Road, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraty holiday planning website.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Paraty by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Enjoy Rio de Janeiro some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

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Traveling by car from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

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 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and then browse the different shops at Shopping Mercosul.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

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You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

4
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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Iquitos, Peru

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, wander the streets of Belen, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Quistococha Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Ex-Hotel Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Iquitos road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Iquitos takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Iquitos due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Iquitos are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), wander the streets of Barranco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana.

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Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Lima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Iquitos in January, expect nights in Lima to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

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