22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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22 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
Fly:  28​h
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
7
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
ferry:  6​h
8
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+3
bus + ferry + taxi + Fly:  31​h
End: Tokyo, Japan

2
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, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha travel route planning tool .

Tokyo, Japan to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is minus 11 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in March; daily highs in Fernando de Noronha reach 35°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally get great views at Pedra Bonita. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then get great views at Leblon Beach, then stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
night
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 6th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu day trip site .

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 March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and finally don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta. On your second day here, wander the streets of Palermo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and then admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini, then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier, and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park online visit planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for much colder days in Los Glaciares National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at La Chascona, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and finally get great views at Sky Costanera.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

2
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santiago to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is minus 1 hour. In March in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

2
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos and then contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, head off the coast to Turtle Island, then head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil tour builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and look for gifts at Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites.

Plan a trip to Puerto Ayora easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

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