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 Punta del Este
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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 Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca), Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Vina Casas del Bosque) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, kick back and relax at Rocas de Santo Domingo, and take an in-depth tour of Villa Victoria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso day trip planner.

Brasilia, Brazil to Valparaiso is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Brasilia in January, things will get little chillier in Valparaiso: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for 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 theme parks. Your trip 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 9.5 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: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena) and Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, stroll through Playa Mansa, and kick back and relax at Playa Montoya.

Plan my day in Punta del Este using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Punta del Este in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and take a stroll through Calle Defensa.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

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. January in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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