31 days in South America Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
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Villa de Leyva, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cali, Colombia
— 2 nights
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San Agustin, Colombia
— 1 night
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Pasto, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Bogota, Colombia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Agustin, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum of Colombia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Lourdes. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico de la Policia, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro de Memoria El Cuartico.

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Willemstad, Curacao to Bogota is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Willemstad in February, plan for little chillier days in Bogota, with highs around 69°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Villa de Leyva.
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Villa de Leyva, Colombia — 2 nights

Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuna and Casa Museo Antonio Narino. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de la Renovacion and Observatoire des indiens muiscas. Change things up with these side-trips from Villa de Leyva: Monasterio de la Candelaria (in Raquira) and Convento Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá (in Chiquinquira). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hotel Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site El Infiernito, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, and walk around Parque El Carmen.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Villa de Leyva trip planner.

You can drive from Bogota to Villa de Leyva in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Medellin.
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Medellin, Colombia — 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Let the collections at Museum Pablo Escobar and Cementerio Museo de San Pedro capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pueblito Paisa and Museo del Agua EPM. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de la Memoria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San José del Poblado, admire the striking features of Catedral Basilica Metropolitana de Medellin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario de La Piedra.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Medellin tour planner.

You can drive from Villa de Leyva to Medellin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in February, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Cali.
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Cali, Colombia — 2 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, then see the interesting displays at MUSA Museo Arqueologico, and finally admire the striking features of Iglesia La Merced. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Calima, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Palmar.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cali trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Cali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medellin in February: highs in Cali hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Agustin.
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San Agustin, Colombia — 1 night

San Agustin remains best known for its archaeological sites, which include the World Heritage-listed San Agustin Archaeological Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the ancient world of El Purutal and then admire the sheer force of El Salto del Mortino.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Agustin online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cali to San Agustin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Cali in February, expect nights in San Agustin to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pasto.
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Pasto, Colombia — 2 nights

Surprise City

Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Casa Museo Taminango, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Narino, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Templo de la Merced. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Andres, then brush up on your military savvy at Centro Cultural Pandiaco Museo Del Carnaval, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Felipe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santiago Apostol.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Pasto trip itinerary app.

Getting from San Agustin to Pasto by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from San Agustin in February, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Pasto: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Quito.
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Quito, Ecuador — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, explore the world behind art at Convento De San Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Sagrario, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, learn about all things military at Museo Casa de Sucre, then examine the collection at Insomnia La Casa del Terror, and finally stroll around Parque Metropolitano.

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Drive from Pasto to Quito in 6.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pasto in February: high temperatures in Quito hover around 70°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Cuenca.
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Cuenca, Ecuador — 2 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Remigio Crespo Toral, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Carmen de la Asuncion Church, and finally contemplate the long history of The Ruins of Todos Los Santos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): browse the exhibits of Artes de la Tierra Galeria, then view the masterpieces at Eduardo Vega Galeria Taller, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Sombrero de Paja Toquilla.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cuenca trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Quito to Cuenca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cuenca can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Guayaquil.
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Guayaquil, Ecuador — 3 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schoenstatt Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cementerio Patrimonial de Guayaquil, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo en Miniatura Guayaquil en la Historia. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Municipalidad de Guayaquil, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Municipal de Guayaquil, and finally enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil road trip planning app.

Getting from Cuenca to Guayaquil by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in February, you will find days in Guayaquil are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are much hotter (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio de la Recoleta, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo River Plate, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, see the interesting displays at Museo Evita, then see the interesting displays at Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Mayo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires road trip website.

Fly from Guayaquil to Buenos Aires in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Guayaquil to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Guayaquil in February, with highs in Buenos Aires at 81°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho and Itaipu Natureza. Museu de Cera Dreamland and Buddhist Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, cool off at Thermas Cataratas, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Batista.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil, admire the masterpieces at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS, then explore the world behind art at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Paulista, and finally admire the masterpieces at Estacao Pinacoteca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, examine the collection at Museum of the Faculty of Law, then make a trip to Sao Paulo Brazil Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at Instituto Tomie Ohtake.

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You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Praia do Leme, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco da Penitencia Church, then examine the collection at Museu da Republica, and finally examine the collection at Church of Our Lady of the Glory of the Outeiro.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.
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Ecuador travel guide

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With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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