20 days in South America Itinerary

20 days in South America Itinerary

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Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Montevideo
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Vina Casas del Bosque) and Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Valparaiso online attractions planner.

Brasilia, Brazil to Valparaiso is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brasilia to Valparaiso due to the time zone difference. In January, Valparaiso is slightly colder than Brasilia - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Gramado, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Mini Mundo, get in on the family fun at Snowland, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gramado day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Valparaiso to Gramado takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Gramado due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 4 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada), Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, kick back and relax at Playa Solanas, stroll through Playa Brava, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Punta del Este in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip website.

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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