8 days in South America Itinerary

8 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America itinerary planner

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Iquitos
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Iquitos, Peru
— 1 night
Fly
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Cleveland

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Iquitos, Peru

— 1 night

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canopy Walkway. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Isla De Los Monos, then take in the views from Canopy Walkway, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures.

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Cleveland, USA to Iquitos is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Cleveland in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Iquitos: highs are around 88°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Machu Picchu.

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Machu Picchu, Peru

— 3 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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You can fly from Iquitos to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Foz do Iguacu.

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Foz do Iguacu takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive 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 (Sun): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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