15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
4
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
5
Medellin, Colombia
— 3 nights

3
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.
Let the collections at Instituto Moreira Salles and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jerusalem Cultural Center and Forte de Copacabana. Change things up with a short trip to Camboinhas Beach in Niteroi (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and enjoy breathtaking views from Morro Dois Irmaos.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro travel tool.

Dallas, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Dallas in June, things will get slightly colder in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra ©
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS, and then admire the masterpieces at Itau Cultural Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, thenadmire the masterpieces at Estacao Pinacoteca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get a bit cooler in Sao Paulo: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
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Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple ©
Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS ©
Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS
Estacao Pinacoteca ©
Estacao Pinacoteca

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vina Santa Rita and Vina Undurraga. Explore hidden gems such as Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Kingston Family Vineyards. Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Isla Negra to see Casa de Isla Negra about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, and see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santiago online attractions planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Santiago by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, Vina Santa Rita, Vina Undurraga, Kingston Family Vineyards
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Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, thenexplore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, thenvisit San Isidro, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo MATE, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip builder tool.

Fly from Santiago to Lima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Lima are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

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Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario de La Piedra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San José del Poblado, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museo del Agua EPM, examine the collection at Museo Casa de la Memoria, and then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Medellin trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Medellin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Medellin, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica ©
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica
Spas

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