29 days in South America Itinerary

29 days in South America Itinerary

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29 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + foot + train:  22​h 30​min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  16​h
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  15​h 30​min
10
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

1
day
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

Discover how to plan a Los Glaciares National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Glaciares National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Auckland to Los Glaciares National Park. Traveling from Auckland in April, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

2
nights
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip maker website .

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in April, plan for much hotter days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Casinos
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
night
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Dreamland Foz.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu day trip planning site .

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

3
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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro route planner.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

1
night
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 20th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu day trip planning app .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Machu Picchu by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 22.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
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.
When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Pisac in Pisac, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cusco travel route tool .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Cusco are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora in 16 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in April: highs in Puerto Ayora hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

North Seymour Island, Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

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nights
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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santiago holiday builder .

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Santiago in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Chile Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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