33 days in South America Itinerary

33 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
2
Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
— 1 night
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
8
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
10
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Bode, get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha online journey maker.

Athens, Greece to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Fernando de Noronha is minus 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Athens in March; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Enseada da Caieira ©
Enseada da Caieira

1
night
Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Capivara Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca, and then explore the activities along Lagoa do Murici.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lencois Maranhenses National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Fernando de Noronha to Lencois Maranhenses National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Parks Nature Beaches

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Rio de Janeiro with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, and then browse the different shops at Shopping Mercosul. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and finally look for gifts at Artesanato Chocolate Caseiro Tres Fronteiras.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 15th (Mon), head off the coast to Isla San Martin, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lago Urugua-i, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

Plan trip to Iguazu National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lago Urugua-i, Wanda Mines
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, and visit Puerto Madero.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Chalten takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

3
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced), and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco online itinerary planner.

Fly from El Chalten to Cusco in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from El Chalten to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 28th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mandor ©
Mandor
Plaza Manco Capac ©
Plaza Manco Capac

3
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira in Zipaquira (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square, don't miss a visit to Teatro Colon Bogota, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Bogota in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, daytime highs in Bogota are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

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