22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
3
Rio Gallegos, Argentina
— 1 night
4
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
5
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
6
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca Beach. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, stroll around Parque Lage, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Belfast, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in July, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu da Lingua Portuguesa. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and visit Liberdade.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo road trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio Gallegos.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

1
night
Rio Gallegos, Argentina

Rio Gallegos ©
Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo de los Pioneros and then enjoy the sand and surf at Costanera Angel Sureda.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rio Gallegos trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Sao Paulo to Rio Gallegos with the Route module. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect Rio Gallegos to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Wildlife Museums Beaches
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Costanera Angel Sureda ©
Costanera Angel Sureda
Museo de los Pioneros ©
Museo de los Pioneros

6
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.
Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Region IX Ltd. Get some cultural insight at La Chascona and Concha y Toro. Step out of Santiago to go to Valle Nevado and see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Make the 7th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and get engrossed in the history at Casa de Las Causas.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rio Gallegos to Santiago. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santiago

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro, Region IX Ltd
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenadmire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco, and finally don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Paz online trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to La Paz in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. August in La Paz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Larco and Barranco. Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, and don't miss a visit to Paseo de los Heroes Navales.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Lima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Lima is minus 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in August, expect nights in Lima to be much hotter, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©

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