18 days in South America Itinerary

18 days in South America Itinerary

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18 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

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.
On the 10th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu journey planner .

Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Florianopolis in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

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

3
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September, things will get a bit cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in September: high temperatures in El Calafate hover around 8°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

1
night
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, and then look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ushuaia online itinerary planner .

Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ushuaia when traveling from El Calafate in September, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Shopping
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse ©
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse
Chocolates Edelweiss ©
Chocolates Edelweiss

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santiago vacation planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and stroll through Porto de Santo Antonio Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Fernando de Noronha takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 2 hours. September in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in September, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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