32 days in South America Itinerary

32 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Copiapo, Chile
— 2 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
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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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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.
On the 13th (Sat), wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Sao Paulo is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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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: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and see where the action happens at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires 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 March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then look for gifts at Evo Sports.

Start your trip to San Carlos de Bariloche by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for a bit cooler days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Evo Sports ©
Evo Sports

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Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, appreciate the history behind Hanga Kioe, contemplate the long history of Papa Vaka, and get impressive views of Rano Kau.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Hanga Roa takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March, you will find days in Hanga Roa are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

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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.
On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then examine the collection at La Chascona, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago day trip tool.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Santiago in 7 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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Copiapo, Chile

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
On the 26th (Fri), ponder the design of Plaza Prat, then explore the activities along Laguna Verde, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Copiapo online journey planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Copiapo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Copiapo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria ©

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Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uyuni, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Copiapo to Uyuni. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Uyuni to Cusco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Uyuni to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Uyuni in March, you will find days in Cusco are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil road trip site.

You can fly from Cusco to Puerto Villamil in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes

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