8 days in South America Itinerary

8 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 day
2
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 3 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
5
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip builder tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in January, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

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nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get in touch with nature at Barra da Lagoa Beach and Praia Mole. Explore hidden gems such as Praia do Rosa and Guarda do Embau Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu) and Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Campeche.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis travel route planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, expect Florianopolis to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia das Laranjeiras, Praia do Rosa, Bombinhas Beach, Guarda do Embau Beach
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Barra da Lagoa Beach ©
Barra da Lagoa Beach
Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach

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night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu itinerary planner.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florianopolis in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stop by Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires vacation maker app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Foz do Iguacu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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night
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.
On the 8th (Wed), walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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