30 days in Brazil, Peru & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

30 days in Brazil, Peru & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
3
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
5
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
6
Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
7
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
8
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
9
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 3 nights


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3
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu do Futebol, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and take a stroll through Liberdade.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo journey builder website.

Mumbai, India to Sao Paulo is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Sao Paulo is minus 8.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Imperial Museum in Petropolis (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Leblon Beach, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari.

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You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in May: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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 Pisac away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Pisac
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then make a trip to Intipuncu. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), then don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and finally explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

1
night
Maras, Peru

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Moray and then stroll through Salinas de Maras.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Maras trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

2
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Sillustani, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, and then make a trip to Chullpas.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puno travel website.

You can fly from Maras to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Maras in May, plan for little chillier nights in Puno, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Titicaca, Chullpas
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador, make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, then wander the streets of Yanahuara, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally admire the striking features of Casa del Moral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa online journey planner.

Getting from Puno to Arequipa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
La Mansion del Fundador ©
La Mansion del Fundador

3
nights
Lima, Peru

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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and take a stroll through Barranco.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lima online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Arequipa in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Food Tours
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

3
nights
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Explore Puerto Iguazu's surroundings by going to Iguazu National Park (Iguazu Falls, Salto San Martin, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu, take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino, look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen del Carmen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Lima to Puerto Iguazu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lima to Puerto Iguazu, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in May, Puerto Iguazu is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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