35 days in South America Itinerary

35 days in South America Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Curitiba, Brazil
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

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 shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), visit Barrio Bellavista, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary tool.

Boston, USA to Santiago is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
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Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

4
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, don't miss a visit to Av. Corrientes, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. February in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Neighborhood
Puerto Madero
4.5
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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

3
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Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Negro, make a trip to Rua Coberta, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gramado visit app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Gramado in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Must see
Lago Negro
4.5
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Park
Mini Mundo
4.5
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Theme Park
Snowland
2.6

4
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Step out of Foz do Iguacu to go to Iguazu National Park and see Iguazu Falls, which is approximately 3 hours away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip maker site.

Getting from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In February in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Must see
Iguazu Falls
4.9
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Waterfall
Iguazu Falls
4.9

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Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): deepen your understanding at UNILIVRE Universidade Livre do Meio Ambiente, then stop by Bairro de Santa Felicidade, and then stroll around Parque Barigui. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Curitiba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February; daily highs in Curitiba reach 79°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Art Museum
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
4.7

5
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, catch a live event at Maracanã, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

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Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Curitiba - with highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo road trip planning app.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, expect Sao Paulo to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
4.5

4
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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

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 find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Pisac (in Pisac) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

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Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Cusco takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cusco. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in February: highs in Cusco hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
4.7
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Ruin
Tambomachay
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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

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.
Step out of Lima with an excursion to El Silencio in Punta Hermosa--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), stop by Artesanias Las Pallas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lima trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lima, with highs around 82°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
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History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

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