22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
6
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
7
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights

3
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, see where the action happens at Maracanã, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and stroll through Praia de Ipanema.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Rio de Janeiro. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Juan in June; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Foz do Iguacu is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

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

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, thenadmire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planning tool.

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in June: highs in Buenos Aires hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in June, plan for cooler days in Los Glaciares National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, learn about winemaking at Vina Santa Carolina, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

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You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, look for gifts at Hilo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and hike along exploor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco vacation planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco. In July, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then don't miss a visit to Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu holiday builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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