28 days in South America Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 5 nights
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Copiapo, Chile
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Lima, Peru — 5 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate San Isidro and Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Lima and Museo MATE. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Milagrosa, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Sydney, Australia to Lima is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in June since evenings lows in Lima dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Brasilia.
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Brasilia, Brazil — 4 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional de Brasilia and Parque Ecologico Dom Bosco. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario da Mae Rainha e Vencedora Tres Vezes Admiravel de Schoenstatt and Ermida Dom Bosco. When in Brasilia, make a side trip to see Sumauma Beach in Ribamar Fiquene, approximately Ribamar Fiquene away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Shin Buddhist Pure Land - Brasilia, admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Brasilia, and don't miss a visit to Palacio da Alvorada.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Brasilia trip planning site.

You can fly from Lima to Brasilia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Brasilia is 2 hours. While traveling from Lima, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Brasilia, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jerusalem Cultural Center and Morro Dois Irmaos. Get in touch with nature at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rio de Janeiro: Niteroi (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, Costao de Itacoatiara, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco da Penitencia Church, examine the collection at Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS Rio, and witness the site of a historic battle at Sao Luis Fortress.

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Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sucre.
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Sucre, Bolivia — 5 nights

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Recoleta and Museo Casa de la Libertad. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Tesoro and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Merced. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of The 7 Cascadas, ponder the design of Fuente del Bicentenario, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Clara Convent, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Francisco.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sucre in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Sucre is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Sucre, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Copiapo.
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Copiapo, Chile — 5 nights

Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Iglesia San Francisco and Catedral de Copiapo will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bahia Inglesa and Playa Las Piscinas. Change things up with these side-trips from Copiapo: Museo Minero de Tierra Amarilla (in Tierra Amarilla) and Caldera (Faro de Punta Caldera, Centro Buceo Oceano Aventura, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Caleta Barranquilla, get outside with Bahia Cisne, explore the fascinating landscape at Desierto Florido, and don't miss a visit to Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Copiapo visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sucre to Copiapo takes 20.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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