25 days in South America Itinerary

25 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
2
La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
3
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
4
Cusco, Peru
— 12 nights

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia de Grumari and REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. Next up on the itinerary: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro visit planning website.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from London in December, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

5
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Iglesia de San Francisco and Tiwanaku will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Chacaltaya Ski Resort and National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi, get great views at Muela del Diablo, wander the streets of Sopocachi, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Paz trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December; daily highs in La Paz reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

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

1
night
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Isla De La Luna and then trek along Isla del Sol.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Copacabana online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from La Paz to Copacabana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Isla De La Luna ©
Isla De La Luna

12
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.
Inca Trail has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Salinas de Maras are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Centro Texti Urpi (in Chinchero) and Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos (in Oropesa). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Copacabana to Cusco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Copacabana to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Centro Texti Urpi, Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
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