22 days in Asia & South America Itinerary

22 days in Asia & South America Itinerary

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1
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— Few hours
3
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
4
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
6
Cusco, Peru
— Few hours
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
9
New Delhi, India
— 1 day

1
night
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 6th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, examine the collection at Swatantra Sangrama Sangrahalaya, thensteep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally examine the collection at National Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
India Gate ©
India Gate
National Museum ©
National Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Rio de Janeiro takes 25 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -8.5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Nightlife
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Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro ©
Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Lima, Peru

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and San Gallan Xpeditions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Larco and Huaca Pucllana. When in Lima, make a side trip to see El Canon de Austisha in Huarochiri, approximately Huarochiri away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, take a stroll through Barranco, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Lima takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lima, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect Lima to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

El Canon de Austisha
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo Maximo Laura. Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Salinas de Maras. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, view the masterpieces at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in September, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then get great views at Intipuncu.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu travel route builder site.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Mercado Central de San Pedro ©
Mercado Central de San Pedro
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay
Museo Inka ©
Museo Inka

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nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku and then stroll around Valley of the Moon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at WMDR Yungas Road.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our La Paz holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to La Paz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz. Traveling from Cusco in September, things will get slightly colder in La Paz: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in La Paz

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Shop till you drop at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas and Livraria e Edicoes Folha Seca. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. See some other sides of Rio de Janeiro: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planner.

Fly from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in September, expect Rio de Janeiro to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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day
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then pick up some new kitchen skills with Gourmet Desire.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to New Delhi takes 25 hours. You'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. In September, New Delhi is a bit warmer than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Classes Museums
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Gourmet Desire ©
Gourmet Desire
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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