31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  32 h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
3
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Manila, Philippines

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and contemplate the long history of Parque Lage.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manila in September: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nightlife Nature
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Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro ©
Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
Escadaria Selaron ©
Escadaria Selaron

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Museu do Futebol.

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

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, plan for little chillier nights in Sao Paulo, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Room Escape Games
Museu do Futebol ©
Museu do Futebol

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
La Paz is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas and have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read La Paz online trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to La Paz in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to La Paz is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in September: highs in La Paz hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Fun & Games
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Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico

4
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take a stroll through San Blas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco road trip planning app.

Fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in September, with highs in Cusco at 25°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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San Blas ©
San Blas
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

4
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), wander the streets of Miraflores, take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

3
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Quito tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lima to Quito by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Quito: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

4
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
Bogota is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, wander the streets of Zona T, and contemplate the long history of Centro de Memoria El Cuartico.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota day trip planning website.

You can fly from Quito to Bogota in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Quito in September, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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Highlights from your plan
Vitrina Guayca ©
Vitrina Guayca
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047 ©
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047
Centro Empresarial Santa Barbara ©
Centro Empresarial Santa Barbara

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