28 days in South America Itinerary

28 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Puerto Iguazu
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly to Rio Gallegos, Bus to Punta Arenas
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 6 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online route planner.

Madison, USA to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Madison to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Madison in March, things will get much hotter in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

— 3 nights
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Iguazu Falls & Isla San Martin). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Iguazu. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu and stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Iguazu online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March since evenings lows in Puerto Iguazu dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, take a stroll through Palermo, and stop by Calle Defensa.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires route planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in April, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 6 nights
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.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Strait of Magellan, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Punta Arenas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in April, with highs in Punta Arenas at 50°F and lows at 37°F. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13:

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 4 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step out of Machu Picchu with an excursion to Zipline in Santa Teresa--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), get great views at Intipuncu, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor.

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Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to Machu Picchu takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Arenas to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Cusco, Peru

— 5 nights

Imperial City

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 20th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

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You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22: