15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Vitoria, Brazil
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Vitoria, Brazil
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Sucre, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 15 min
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
7
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Vitoria, Brazil

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day
Vitoria, Brazil

Located on a riverine island surrounded by Vitoria Bay, Vitoria serves as the state capital of Espirito Santo.
On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at Wise Men Church, examine the collection at Museum of Minerals and Rocks, then admire the architecture and history at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Rosario.

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

May in Vitoria sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Vitoria

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vila Velha, Wise Men Church
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent ©
Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent
Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Rosario ©
Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Rosario

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night
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural de Espana Juan de Salazar, then contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Asuncion trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vitoria to Asuncion takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vitoria to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vitoria in May, things will get a bit cooler in Asuncion: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Centro Cultural de Espana Juan de Salazar ©
Centro Cultural de Espana Juan de Salazar
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero ©
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero

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Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA, examine the collection at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, get a taste of the local shopping with Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sucre trip builder website.

Getting from Asuncion to Sucre by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asuncion in May, things will get little chillier in Sucre: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad ©
Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA ©
Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay. Shop till you drop at Hilo and Museo Maximo Laura. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

Plan my day in Cusco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Sucre to Cusco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lima tour planner.

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in May since evenings lows in Lima dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas

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day
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lima to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lima to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Lima in May, San Pedro de Atacama is cooler at night with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, and then examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos ©
Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

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day
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Museo de los Ninos. Visit Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In May, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer than San Carlos de Bariloche - with highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo del Mar and then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo.

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Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. May in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums

Side Trip

Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar

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