31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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31 days in South America Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  25​h
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  13​h
7
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
9
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 1 day
+3
Fly + bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 15​min
10
Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barra da Tijuca Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rio de Janeiro using our trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

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

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and São Paulo Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Ibirapuera Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museu Do Futebol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Sao Paulo at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil ©
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo, pause for some photo ops at Floralis Generica, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

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

Getting from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. On the 17th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Circuito Chico, walk around Parque Nahuelito, and trek along Cerro Tronador.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Grand Santiago Tower. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, examine the collection at La Chascona, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santiago online attractions planner .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piedras Rojas and Salar de Tara. The adventure continues: make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama planner .

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Museo de Arte Precolombino. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Pisac in Pisac, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and wander the streets of San Blas.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, plan for slightly colder days in Cusco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

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 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see photos and tourist information, read Lima driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in December, things will get a bit warmer in Lima: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

1
day
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Los Roques National Park ©
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cayo De Agua.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Roques National Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Lima to Los Roques National Park in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lima to Los Roques National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Nature Outdoors Beaches
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua

4
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Torre del Reloj, don't miss a visit to La Popa Monastery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Cartagena by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Roques National Park to Cartagena. In December in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Scuba & Snorkeling

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