33 days in South America Itinerary

33 days in South America Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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Lima, Peru
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Cusco, Peru
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Santiago, Chile
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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Bogota, Colombia

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Bogota is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
On the 3rd (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center and then explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, don't miss a visit to La Casa del Ceibo, then take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and finally head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bogota to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. When traveling from Bogota in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at The Angelique Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, and finally stroll through Los Gemelos. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at Maki-Art Gallery, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maprae.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora day trip app.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Posada de flamengos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Tunel del Estero, then step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, then explore the activities along Laguna Salinas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, then cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, then explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Villamil road trip app.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Quito, Ecuador

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 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Intinan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, then explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, then admire the masterpieces at The Trude Sojka Cultural House, then examine the collection at Museo Camilo Egas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Quito tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in February, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites
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Lima, Peru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, visit Miraflores, then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then browse the exhibits of Galeria Indigo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lima road trip tool.

You can fly from Quito to Lima in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Quito in February; daily highs in Lima reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

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Cusco, Peru

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco. Qorikancha and Plaza de Armas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, explore the world behind art at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and explore the galleries of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cusco online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in February, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Santiago, Chile

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Colchagua, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at La Chascona, then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, then examine the collection at Museo de la Moda, then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Santiago visit planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Cordoba, Argentina

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de la Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, then see the interesting displays at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba travel route planner.

Fly from Santiago to Cordoba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. February in Cordoba sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo, then deepen your understanding at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, and then identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip tool.

Getting from Cordoba to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Museo de los Ninos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, get engrossed in the history at El Zanjon de Granados, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online tour planner.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): walk around Parque Ibirapuera, then examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and finally see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, then examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, and finally examine the collection at Latin America Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the masterpieces at Museu Internacional De Arte Naif, tour or see a show at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and get engrossed in the history at Museu Historico Nacional.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
On the 28th (Sun), get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, then see the interesting displays at Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum, and finally look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Baia do Sancho, see the interesting displays at Shark Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, then steep yourself in history at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha tour planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

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Paramaribo, Suriname

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.
Visit Saint Peter and Paul Basilica and Dutch reformed church for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Zeelandia and Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge. Explore Paramaribo's surroundings by going to Fort Nieuw Amsterdam (in Nieuw Amsterdam) and Peperpot Nature Park (in Meerzorg). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tafelberg Nature Preserve, examine the collection at Surinaamsch Rumhuis, take an in-depth tour of Het Koto Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Ready Tex Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paramaribo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Paramaribo by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Paramaribo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Paramaribo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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