15 days in South America & United States Itinerary

15 days in South America & United States Itinerary

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15 days in South America & United States Itinerary

London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Miami, United States
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  12​h 45​min
London, United Kingdom

5
days
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get in touch with nature at Praia de Ipanema and Parque Nacional Tijuca. Popular historic sites such as Parque Lage and Avenida Atlantica are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, take a stroll through Barra da Tijuca, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Se.

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London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from London in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

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Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Parque Nacional Tijuca

3
days
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Puerto Madero and San Telmo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Recoleta, take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Buenos Aires at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lima.

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Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero
San Telmo

1
day
Lima, Peru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana and then take a stroll through Miraflores.

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Getting from Buenos Aires to Lima by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

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Miraflores
Huaca Pucllana

3
days
Miami, United States

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get some historical perspective at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. Get in touch with nature at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Step out of Miami with an excursion to Shark Valley in Everglades National Park--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ocean Drive, make a trip to Collins Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Miami. In March, daytime highs in Miami are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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South Beach
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