31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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Asuncion, Paraguay
— Few hours
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
12
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 1 day
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 1 night
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 1 night
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Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
— 2 nights

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Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Asuncion online vacation planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Asuncion is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Asuncion, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Asuncion

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Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, visit Ciudad Vieja, then take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, and finally wander the streets of Pocitos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montevideo trip planning site.

Getting from Asuncion to Montevideo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Montevideo is 1 hour. Traveling from Asuncion in March, expect Montevideo to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento journey planning website.

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Museo Portugues ©
Museo Portugues

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires by ferry takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santiago day trip tool.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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La Paz, Bolivia

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, then make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and then make a trip to Mi Teleferico.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a La Paz trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Paz takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, expect La Paz to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cusco itinerary planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in March, expect Cusco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trip

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

City of the Kings

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Miraflores, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, then explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lima attractions planner.

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and then don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Quito tour planning site.

Fly from Lima to Quito in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in March, things will get slightly colder in Quito: highs are around 24°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Casa Museo Guayasamin ©
Casa Museo Guayasamin

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©

Athens of South America

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Museo De La Universidad Del Rosario, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Bogota takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in March, Bogota is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©

City of Heroes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, Cartagena is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Margarita Island, Venezuela

Margarita Island ©

Pearl of the Caribbean

A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laguna de la Restinga.

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

Fly from Cartagena to Margarita Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. In March in Margarita Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Nature
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Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga

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Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, snap pictures at Kissing Bridge, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Bldg. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at GT Motorsports, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Guyana National Park, and finally appreciate the history behind The Non Aligned Monumnet.

Plan trip to Georgetown with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Margarita Island to Georgetown by flight takes about 7.5 hours. While traveling from Margarita Island, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Georgetown, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Guyana National Park ©
Guyana National Park
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Parliament Bldg ©
Parliament Bldg

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Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch reformed church, and then stroll around Brownsberg Nature Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paramaribo itinerary planner.

You can fly from Georgetown to Paramaribo in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Guyana Time (GYT) to Suriname Time (SRT) is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Paramaribo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Remire-Montjoly.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
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Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica
Brownsberg Nature Park ©
Brownsberg Nature Park

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Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana

Remire-Montjoly ©
A suburb of Cayenne, Remire-Montjoly possesses some of the best beaches in the capital city's environs.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Site archeologique Habitation Loyola, then trek along Sentier des Salines, and then examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Remire-Montjoly trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paramaribo to Remire-Montjoly. March in Remire-Montjoly sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Remire-Montjoly

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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Site archeologique Habitation Loyola ©
Site archeologique Habitation Loyola
Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie ©
Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie

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