30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
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Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Costao de Itacoatiara and Morro Dois Irmaos. Venture out of the city with trips to Pedra do Elefante (in Marica) and Camboinhas Beach (in Niteroi). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, take in the history at Sao Luis Fortress, and see the interesting displays at Instituto Moreira Salles.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary tool.

Chicago, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Camboinhas Beach ©
Camboinhas Beach
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Costao de Itacoatiara ©
Costao de Itacoatiara

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro De Sao Bento, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, Sao Paulo is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Catedral Primada. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and bet on a winner at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Buenos Aires is slightly colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse and Off-Road Tours. Go for a jaunt from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego National Park to see Lago Roca about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ushuaia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse ©
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda

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San Carlos de Bariloche
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, and take a leisurely stroll along Isla Victoria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning site.

You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in October: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Cerro Concepcion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Valparaiso (Walking tours & La Sebastiana). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Cerro Santa Lucia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santiago sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Q'enqo and Museo de Arte Precolombino. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo, approximately Ollantaytambo away. Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through San Blas, and stop by Hilo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cusco vacation app.

Getting from Santiago to Cusco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trip

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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

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Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Cusco in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town. On your second day here, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and then examine the collection at Intinan Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Quito planning app.

You can fly from Lima to Quito in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional
Intinan Museum ©
Intinan Museum

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, make a trip to Teatro Colon Bogota, then get your bearings at Luis Angel Arango Library, and finally examine the collection at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica.

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Traveling by flight from Quito to Bogota takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Quito in October: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums
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Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar ©
Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar
Luis Angel Arango Library ©
Luis Angel Arango Library

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