30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
+4
Fly + Foot + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  26 h
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Foot + Fly:  19 h
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 45 min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Maprae. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento de la Tortuga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora visit app.

Vancouver, Canada to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect Puerto Ayora to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
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Laguna las Ninfas ©
Laguna las Ninfas
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Santa Cruz Fish Market ©
Santa Cruz Fish Market

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and make a short side trip with exploor.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Cusco by combination of ferry and flight takes about 19 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. While traveling from Puerto Ayora, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Spas

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 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then get a sense of history and politics at Serpost.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Museums Historic Sites
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Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen ©
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Templo Baha'i. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower, and take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Templo Baha'i ©
Templo Baha'i

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque 3 de Febrero and Fragata ARA. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Puerto Madero, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online journey builder.

You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. June in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Buenos Aires in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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 20th (Sat): take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Sao Joao Batista. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then see the sky in a new way at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Adventure Tours Historic Sites
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Skydiving
Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho ©
Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho
Catedral Sao Joao Batista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Batista

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Campo De Sao Bento and Maua Square. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Costao de Itacoatiara in Niteroi, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in June: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Niteroi
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Morro Dois Irmaos ©
Morro Dois Irmaos
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia dos Porcos and Conceicao Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Sao Miguel, contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro

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