47 days in South America Itinerary

47 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 10 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 7 nights
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 6 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 11 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Imperial Museum in Petropolis (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip site.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Must see
Copacabana Beach
4.3

5
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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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Liberdade, get curious at Museu Catavento, and pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo itinerary website.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bogota.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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Must see
Parque Ibirapuera
4.7
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Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
4.5

5
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Bogota, Colombia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, hunt for treasures at Pasaje Rivas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bogota trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Bogota in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Bogota is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sao Paulo in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Bogota, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
4.6

7
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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), delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lima trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Lima takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in February, you will find days in Lima are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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History Museum
Museo Larco
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz ©
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
Go for a jaunt from Santa Cruz to Samaipata to see Fuerte de Samaipata about 2h 45 min away. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesias de la Chiquitania, stop by ArteCampo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Artecampo.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Santa Cruz takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lima to Santa Cruz due to the time zone difference. In February in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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Garden
Guembe
4.6
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World heritage site
Fuerte de Samaipata
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Religious Site
Catedral de Santa Cruz
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: Tigre (Delta Unplugged & Museo de arte Tigre). Saddle up on the 13th (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires road trip planning app.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Cruz to Buenos Aires. Traveling from Santa Cruz in March, things will get a bit cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5
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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, then look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping · Parks · Museums
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Patio Bellavista
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Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

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