16 days in South America & Caribbean Itinerary

16 days in South America & Caribbean Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
4
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
5
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
6
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights

2
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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: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and get outside with Leblon Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro itinerary planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue and then see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Sao Paulo at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, take in the awesome beauty 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 striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), thenhunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and finally go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Santiago takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cusco road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Cusco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Walking tours
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, thenexamine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then get great views at Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Bogota trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Bogota takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Bogota sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, make a trip to El Capitolio, and wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Havana day trip site.

Fly from Bogota to Havana in 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Havana at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

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