22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Rio Gallegos, Argentina
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Santiago, Chile
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Lima, Peru
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

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 30°C and lows at 22°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 · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

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 Paulista Avenue. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, 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 26°C and lows are around 15°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 · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Rio Gallegos, Argentina

— 1 night
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 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Santiago, Chile

— 6 nights

City of the Island Hills

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 Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at La Chascona and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque), Region IX Ltd (in Villarrica) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). Make the 7th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rio Gallegos to Santiago. Traveling from Rio Gallegos to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

La Paz, Bolivia

— 2 nights

City that Touches the Sky

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, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire 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 18°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Lima, Peru

— 3 nights

City of the Kings

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), 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 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14: