25 days in Peru, Brazil & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

25 days in Peru, Brazil & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

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25 days in Peru, Brazil & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+6
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  18 h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12 h
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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3
nights
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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lima travel route builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Lima is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Lima to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

2
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

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Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Foz do Iguacu on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Plaza Manco Capac ©
Plaza Manco Capac
Mariposario de Machupicchu ©
Mariposario de Machupicchu

4
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Sofia, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is 1 hour. In February in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Wed), stop by Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera Dreamland, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and finally admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Foz do Iguacu in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. In February, Foz do Iguacu is much hotter than Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) - with highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and make a trip to Memorial Santa Paulina e Capela Sagrada Familia.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Palacio Itaborai, Imperial Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, stroll around Parque Lage, and make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in February, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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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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