27 days in South America & Asia Itinerary

27 days in South America & Asia Itinerary

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27 days in South America & Asia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  23​h
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 30​min
2
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 3 nights
Drive:  27​h
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
4
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
10
New Delhi, India
— 1 day
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mount Monserrate, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047. Keep things going the next day: hike along Las Moyas and then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bogota day trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Bogota is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

3
nights
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, Head underground at Kavak Cave, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador El Oso, and explore the striking landscape at Salto Kawi.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canaima National Park sightseeing app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to Canaima National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
Mirador El Oso ©
Mirador El Oso

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

1
night
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Miraflores, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, kick back and relax at Playa Kon-Tiki, then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima travel planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Lima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

2
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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Santiago vacation planner .

Getting from Lima to Santiago by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Chile Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Nature Parks
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill

3
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 nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
day
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Iguazu, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

3
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, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and explore and take pictures at Leblon Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro attractions website .

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in January since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

2
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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, and explore the activities along Buraco do Galego.

Plan my day in Fernando de Noronha using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 8 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos

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day
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at India Gate, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planning app .

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to New Delhi in 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in January: highs in New Delhi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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