8 days in South America Itinerary

8 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h
4
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Iguazu National Park is 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect Iguazu National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip planning website.

Drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, thenkick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, thendon't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally contemplate the long history of Parque Lage. On the next day, get lost in a book at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, thenkick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro tour planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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nights
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni ©
As an arrival point for prisoners, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni played an important role in French Guiana history as a penal colony of France.
You've now added Camp De La Transportation to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Camp De La Transportation.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Rio de Janeiro to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Camp De La Transportation ©
Camp De La Transportation

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