37 days in South America Itinerary

37 days in South America Itinerary

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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights

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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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, and explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Machu Picchu is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, look for gifts at Hilo, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cusco road trip planning app.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Foz do Iguacu with a short trip to Iguazu Falls in Iguazu National Park, about 3 hours away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip maker.

You can fly from Cusco to Foz do Iguacu in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in October: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park

4
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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.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, stop by Livraria Cultura, and indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sao Paulo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October, plan for slightly colder days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

5
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cristo in Guapore (about 19 hours away). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, see where the action happens at Maracanã, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©

Emerald of the Atlantic

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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Conceicao Beach, get engrossed in the history at Fernando de Noronha Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November since evenings lows in Fernando de Noronha dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste

5
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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: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip maker site.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Buenos Aires in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, things will get a bit cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ©

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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: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Santiago travel planning website.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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