20 days in South America Itinerary

20 days in South America Itinerary

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20 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
+4
bus + foot + subway + foot + Fly:  27​h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

5
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.
Visit Fernando de Noronha and Praia do Sueste for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Capela de Sao Pedro. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip planning website .

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Fernando de Noronha Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Skopje in September, you will find days in Fernando de Noronha are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

4
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.
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Praia de Ipanema and Sugarloaf Mountain will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, admire all the interesting features of Maracanã, and stroll through Praia de Grumari.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. 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 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar

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.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Puerto Madero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit San Telmo and Casa Rosada for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Palermo, and make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Buenos Aires is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Salinas de Maras. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Historico De Cusco and Tambomachay. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, trek along exploor, steep yourself in history at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Cusco takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in September, expect nights in Cusco to be little chillier, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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