22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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22 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  26​h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Mumbai, India

4
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, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Mumbai to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Fernando de Noronha. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can 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
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

2
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planning app .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 8 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

2
nights
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 16th (Mon), look for gifts at Kapadokya, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, Foz do Iguacu is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) 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
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

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

3
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

Discover how to plan a Santiago trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Los Glaciares National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier and hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park travel route builder .

Getting from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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