30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
6
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
7
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night

5
nights
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) is minus 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach

4
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu travel planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Foz do Iguacu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

4
nights
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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires driving holiday planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Buenos Aires is a bit cooler than Iguazu National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Valle Nevado to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, examine the collection at La Chascona, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip website.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

4
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and see exploor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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 18th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

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