31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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31 days in South America Itinerary

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
bus + 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
taxi + 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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and take in nature's colorful creations at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro route maker .

Manila, Philippines to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Manila to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in September; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 32°C and lows reach 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 Nature Nightlife
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Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Escadaria Selaron ©
Escadaria Selaron
Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro ©

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, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at São Paulo Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Museu Do Futebol.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip builder site .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sao Paulo, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Neighborhoods Shopping 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 historic sites, nature, scenic drive, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas and enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to La Paz takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to La Paz. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, you will find days in La Paz are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to 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, classes, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and wander the streets of San Blas.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from La Paz to Cusco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Cusco is a bit warmer than La Paz - with highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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 parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Miraflores, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lima travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in September since evenings lows in Lima dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
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 historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Quito trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Lima to Quito by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lima, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Quito, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
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.
Take a break from Bogota with a short trip to Centro de Memoria El Cuartico in Valledupar, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, look for gifts at Vitrina Guayca, and take a stroll through Zona T.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Bogota online journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Bogota is slightly colder than Quito - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Bogota

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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Vitrina Guayca ©
Vitrina Guayca
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047 ©
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047
Centro Empresarial Santa Barbara ©
Centro Empresarial Santa Barbara

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