30 days in South America, United States & Canada Itinerary

30 days in South America, United States & Canada Itinerary

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30 days in South America, United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
5
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
6
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Yellowknife, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque), La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip builder tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Casa de Isla Negra, La Sebastiana
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and walk around Parque Nahuelito.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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hours
Santiago, Chile

Santiago
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago is minus 1 hour. On the 20th (Tue), you're off toRio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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.
Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Cervejaria Bohemia). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app .

Fly from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning website .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles in 17 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Granville Island and then explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Los Angeles to Vancouver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get little chillier in Vancouver: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowknife.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

2
nights
Yellowknife, Canada

Yellowknife ©
Every year scores of tourists take a trip to Yellowknife for a chance to observe the Northern Lights over a remote yet scenic landscape deep in Canada's Norwest Territories.
Yellowknife is known for nightlife, museums, trails, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nahanni National Park Reserve, hike along Frame Lake Trail, explore the world behind art at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, and stroll through Cameron River Falls Trail.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowknife trip planner .

You can fly from Vancouver to Yellowknife in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Yellowknife is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowknife: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Yellowknife

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahanni National Park Reserve
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Cameron Falls Trail ©
Cameron Falls Trail
Frame Lake Trail ©
Frame Lake Trail

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Anthropology and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Yellowknife to Vancouver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowknife to Vancouver. Traveling from Yellowknife in September, expect Vancouver to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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