27 days in South America Itinerary

27 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America sightseeing planner
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planner.

London, UK to Machu Picchu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, see exploor, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

Make your Cusco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Santiago.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Santiago, Chile — 3 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Parva Ski Resort, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Colchagua.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cordoba.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Cordoba, Argentina — 2 nights

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, stroll around Parque de las Tejas, and then contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the galleries of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte, and then examine the collection at Archivo Provincial de la Memoria.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Santiago to Cordoba by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Puerto Madero, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires route planning app.

You can fly from Cordoba to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Buenos Aires, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Iguazu National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planning tool.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 4 nights

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, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, see the interesting displays at Shark Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha Costa Esmeralda, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails