27 days in South America Itinerary

27 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Brasilia, Brazil
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  26 h
1
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  20 h 30 min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 8 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Brasilia, Brazil

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Moray. Sacred Valley of the Incas and Winay Wayna will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras (about 6h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Intipuncu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip planning tool.

Brasilia, Brazil to Machu Picchu is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 2 hours. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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 some cultural insight at La Chascona and Museo Colchagua. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, take a stroll through Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and examine the collection at Museo Interactivo Mirador.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos ©
Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

5
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Pocitos and Playa Solanas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montevideo: Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena) and Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Montevideo trip maker.

Getting from Santiago to Montevideo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Montevideo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the ferry ride to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

8
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Get some cultural insight at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat. Take a break from Buenos Aires with a short trip to Museo de arte Tigre in Tigre, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, examine the collection at Museo Evita, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. August in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Museo de arte Tigre
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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