15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 30 min
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2
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: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, walk around Parque Lage, and catch a live event at Maracanã.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get a bit cooler in Foz do Iguacu: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, thenstop by Puerto Madero, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, thenadmire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in July: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at La Chascona, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), thenhunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and finally go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago online holiday planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, thencontemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, trek along exploor, and then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

1
night
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 20th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu holiday planner.

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 on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

3
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Fernando de Noronha takes 27 hours. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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