24 days in Colombia, Peru & Brazil Itinerary

24 days in Colombia, Peru & Brazil Itinerary

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24 days in Colombia, Peru & Brazil Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  27​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 30​min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
5
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Barranquilla, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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.
Relax by the water at Praia de Ipanema and Leblon Beach. Visiting Copacabana Beach and Rodrigo de Freitas Lake will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante Dona Marta, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro day trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and finally wander the streets of Paulista Avenue. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, examine the collection at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, and finally examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get little chillier in Sao Paulo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
On the 7th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and finally delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco online route planner .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Cusco by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, plan for colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Spas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay

2
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 9th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Los Jardines de Mandor, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, and finally stop by Arte Joyeria Rumiwasi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen ©
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a stroll through Barranco, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then browse the fresh offerings at Feria EcoMarket, and finally wander the streets of Miraflores.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lima travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Lima, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Barranco ©
Barranco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the spiritual surroundings of La Catedral Primada, and then take a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal, explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then stop by Titan plaza.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bogota day trip tool .

You can fly from Lima to Bogota in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bogota, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Barrio La Candelaria ©
Barrio La Candelaria
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
La Catedral Primada ©
La Catedral Primada

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Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Santafé, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, and finally browse the different shops at El Tesoro Parque Comercial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Medellin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in June, with highs in Medellin at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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El Tesoro Parque Comercial ©
El Tesoro Parque Comercial
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

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night
Barranquilla, Colombia

Barranquilla ©
An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): wander the streets of El Prado, meet the residents at Zoologico de Barranquilla, then look for gifts at Todomono, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Viva Barranquilla.

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Traveling by flight from Medellin to Barranquilla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in June, expect Barranquilla to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Zoologico de Barranquilla ©
Zoologico de Barranquilla
El Prado ©
El Prado
Todomono ©
Todomono

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nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Head to Dantas Store and Anticuario El Arconfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plaza Santo Domingo and NH Galeria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, step into the grandiose world of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cartagena day trip app .

Getting from Barranquilla to Cartagena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj

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