24 days in South America Itinerary

24 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  36 h
1
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  12 h
3
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
6
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
7
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  37 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

6
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Forte Beach and Garopaba Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Morro do Macaco and Meia-Praia Beach. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Itapema Beach (in Itapema), Balneario Camboriu (Igreja de Santa Ines, Estaleirinho Beach, &more) and Bombinhas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Nossa Senhora Imaculada Conceicao Chapel, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus Beach, head outdoors with Lagoa Do Peri, identify plant and animal life at Manguezal do Itacorubi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantano do Sul Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Florianopolis using our trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Florianopolis is an approximately 35- hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Florianopolis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, you will find days in Florianopolis are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Balneario Camboriu, Itapema, Garopaba
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Pantano do Sul Beach ©
Pantano do Sul Beach
Garopaba Beach ©
Garopaba Beach
Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach

5
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Take a break from the city and head to Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira and Rio da Barra Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santo Andre Beach and Guaiu Beach. Step out of Porto Seguro to go to Santa Cruz Cabralia and see Coroa Vermelha Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Satu Beach, make a trip to Sitio Arqueologico das Ruinas da Igreja do Outeiro Da Gloria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Brasil, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro road trip tool.

Fly from Florianopolis to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz Cabralia
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Guaiu Beach ©
Guaiu Beach
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Praia dos Nativos ©
Praia dos Nativos

1
day
Uyuni, Bolivia

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uyuni trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Porto Seguro to Uyuni in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Seguro to Uyuni is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Porto Seguro in February, expect Uyuni to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): play a few rounds at Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Chacaltaya Ski Resort and then get a dose of the wild on Scree Rush.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Paz journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to La Paz in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in February, you will find days in La Paz are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort
Scree Rush ©
Scree Rush

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 in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and exploor. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, push the limits with an extreme tour, and explore the ancient world of Q'enqo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco online travel planner.

Getting from La Paz to Cusco by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from La Paz in February, expect Cusco to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors Tours Spas
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exploor ©
exploor
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Froward, then make a trip to Reloj, then stop by Cerveceria Hernando de Magallanes, and finally try to win big at Dreams Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Club Andino Centro de Ski, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Montes Pello, head outdoors with Strait of Magellan, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sagrado Corazon.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cusco to Punta Arenas by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cusco in February: highs in Punta Arenas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Outdoors Casinos
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Club Andino Centro de Ski ©
Club Andino Centro de Ski
Cabo Froward ©
Cabo Froward
Dreams Casino ©
Dreams Casino

1
night
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, view the masterpieces at La Tehuelche, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Krea Noe, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Last Hope Distillery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Punta Arenas in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Shopping Spas Nature
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Krea Noe ©
Krea Noe
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
Spas

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