44 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

44 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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44 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  29​h
1
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
2
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 30​min
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  12​h 45​min
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
6
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
7
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 7 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + taxi + bus:  14​h 30​min
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
12
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
13
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + shuttle + Fly:  6​h
14
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
15
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
16
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
17
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
18
Brasilia, Brazil
— 2 nights
19
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
20
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
21
Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
22
Cucuta, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
23
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Hong Kong, China

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, wander the streets of Miraflores, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), appreciate the extensive heritage of Peruvian Soul, and then take a stroll through Barranco.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lima day trip planning site .

Hong Kong, China to Lima is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Lima, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in May; daily highs in Lima reach 26°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

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

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in Cusco when traveling from Lima in May, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino
San Blas ©
San Blas

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 1st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Intipuncu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen ©
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen

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La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de Metales Preciosos, examine the collection at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, push the limits with an extreme tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Andean Culture Distillery, then examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, and then tee off at Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our La Paz road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Machu Picchu to La Paz takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to La Paz is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos ©
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, see the sky in a new way at Atacama Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito, and finally examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama in 13 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in June, with highs in San Pedro de Atacama at 25°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Museums
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
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 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then take in the exciting artwork at E.N.D. Espacio Nacional de Diseno, then steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and finally do a tasting at Concha y Toro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally browse the different shops at Costanera Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip builder tool .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Parque Del Estrecho De Magallanes, learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, and then examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in June, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun

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Stanley, Falkland Islands

Stanley ©
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Studio 52 and Falkland Islands Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Pembroke Lighthouse and Memorial Wood. Step out of Stanley to go to Mount Pleasant and see Bertha's Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bluff Cove Lagoon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, head outdoors with Victory Green, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Britannia House.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stanley travel route tool .

Getting from Punta Arenas to Stanley by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Punta Arenas to Stanley, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Stanley when traveling from Punta Arenas in June, with lows around 3°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

East Falkland, Bertha's Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Volunteer Point ©
Volunteer Point
Bertha's Beach ©
Bertha's Beach
Bluff Cove Lagoon ©
Bluff Cove Lagoon

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Do your shopping at Tierra de Humos and Foto Center. Visiting Ushuaia Bay and Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego will get you outdoors. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle and catch some excitement at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia driving holiday site .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Stanley to Ushuaia in 14.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in June, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Calamuchita Valley, explore the galleries of Paseo de las Artes, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cordoba online trip planner .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Cordoba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in June, expect Cordoba to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museo Del Che Guevara, Calamuchita Valley, Camino de las Las 100 Curvas
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Museo Del Che Guevara ©
Museo Del Che Guevara

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online trip maker .

You can fly from Cordoba to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip itinerary builder app .

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Montevideo, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Palacio Taranco ©
Palacio Taranco

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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.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento holiday planner .

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Asuncion on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Torre Icono, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), then browse the different shops at Paseo La Galeria, and finally shop like a local with Shopping del Sol.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Asuncion travel planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Colonia del Sacramento to Asuncion in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colonia del Sacramento to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in June: high temperatures in Asuncion hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol
Paseo La Galeria ©
Paseo La Galeria

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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Blas, then browse the different shops at Shopping Paris, and finally stop by Monalisa. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Casa Nissei, don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, examine the collection at Museo de la Tierra Guarani, then explore the engaging exhibits at Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at SAX.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Paraguay Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Museo de la Tierra Guarani
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Monalisa Paraguay ©
Monalisa Paraguay
Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Casa Nissei ©
Casa Nissei

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Dreamland Foz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bela Vista Ecological Refuge.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planning app .

Foz do Iguacu is just a stone's throw from Ciudad Del Este. June in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Bela Vista Biological Refuge ©
Bela Vista Biological Refuge
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Museu de Cera Dreamland ©
Museu de Cera Dreamland

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Letreiro Eu Amo Brasilia, look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, browse the exhibits of Memorial JK, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu de Valores.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brasilia trip builder tool .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Brasilia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Sao Paulo in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Brasilia, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves ©
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Memorial JK ©
Memorial JK

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, then steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Brasilia in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar

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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.
Find out how to plan Bogota trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Bogota takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get little chillier in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes and Pueblito Paisa. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Antioquia and Arte Loft Galeria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medellin: Sabaneta (Mayorca Mega Plaza & Centro Comercial Aves Maria). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along 2000m Descent and more, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, and look for gifts at Duna Store.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Medellin trip tool .

You can fly from Bogota to Medellin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in July, expect Medellin to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cucuta.

Things to do in Medellin

Shopping Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sabaneta, Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
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Mayorca Mega Plaza ©
Mayorca Mega Plaza
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

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Cucuta, Colombia

Cucuta ©
The site of some of the most important political and military events in Colombian history, Cucuta lies on the border with Venezuela and represents a regional hub of tourism, commerce, and productivity.
On the 4th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Ventura Plaza, make a trip to Malecon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cucuta, then examine the collection at Museo Casa Natal del General Santander, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Parque Santander. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Biblioteca Publica Julio Perez Ferrero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Sagrada Familia.

Find out how to plan Cucuta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Medellin to Cucuta. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in July, with highs in Cucuta at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Cucuta

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen
Parroquia Sagrada Familia ©
Parroquia Sagrada Familia

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla San Jose, browse the different shops at Albrook Mall, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Soberania.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Panama City day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Cucuta to Panama City with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Soberania National Park
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