30 days in South America Itinerary

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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 4 nights
Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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Oslo, Norway to Machu Picchu is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Oslo to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 4 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take a stroll through San Blas, delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, and take a memorable excursion with exploor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cusco journey planner.

Drive from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. November in Cusco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Santiago.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Santiago, Chile — 2 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.
On the 8th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Cusco to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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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 historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de la Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

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You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Iguazu National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): head off the coast to Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in November: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Foz do Iguacu.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu route planner.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 4 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio, identify plant and animal life at Aquamarina Mergulho, kick back and relax at Itaguacu Beach, and stroll through Praia Preta.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Foz do Iguacu to Ilha Grande in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, walk around Parque Lage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Mirante Dona Marta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro holiday maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 5 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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha driving holiday app.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, Fernando de Noronha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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