57 days in South America Itinerary

57 days in South America Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Manaus, Brazil
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Brasilia, Brazil
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Salvador, Brazil
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Quito, Ecuador
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Lima, Peru
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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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Bogota Beer Company (in Tocancipa), Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros (in Buga) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), relax and rejuvenate at Esensal, make a trip to Monserrate, and contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota vacation planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bogota is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Bogota is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bogota, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Caracas, Venezuela

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caracas: Playa Caribe (in Chuspa) and Villa Teola (in Los Teques). There's still lots to do: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, take a stroll through Plaza Francia, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and take an in-depth tour of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Caracas day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Caracas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Caracas is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manaus.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Manaus, Brazil

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Step out of Manaus with an excursion to Praia do Japones in Iranduba--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Meeting of Waters, have fun at Shot In The Dark, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Manaus journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Manaus takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Manaus can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Brasilia, Brazil

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Change things up with a short trip to Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola in Abadiania (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, ponder the world of politics at Congresso Nacional, take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, and admire the striking features of Itamaraty Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brasilia trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Brasilia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Brasilia is a bit cooler than Manaus - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

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Salvador, Brazil

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Explore Salvador's surroundings by going to Guarajuba Beach (in Guarajuba), Praia do Forte (Forte Beach & Projeto Tamar) and Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (in Senhor Do Bonfim). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pelourinho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, make a trip to Ponta de Humaita, and examine the collection at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salvador sightseeing planner.

Fly from Brasilia to Salvador in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Salvador. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Quito, Ecuador

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quito: Pichincha (in Puerto Quito), Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta) and Otavalo (Iglesia San Francisco, Mercado 24 de Mayo, &more). Spend the 10th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, stroll around Parque La Carolina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Quito online trip builder.

You can fly from Salvador to Quito in 14.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salvador in January: high temperatures in Quito hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lima, Peru

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Magico Del Agua, visit Miraflores, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Quito to Lima in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Lima is somewhat warmer than Quito - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours