36 days in South America Itinerary

36 days in South America Itinerary

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Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Rosario, Argentina
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Paraty, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Salvador, Brazil
— 3 nights

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Valparaiso, Chile

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, then wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, and finally make a trip to Bomba George Garland - Cuerpo de Bomberos de Valparaiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rioja, then stroll through Reñaca, then see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally explore the galleries of Galeria Espacio Rojo.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Valparaiso trip planning app.

London, UK to Valparaiso is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Valparaiso. In January, Valparaiso is much hotter than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.7
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Specialty Museum
La Sebastiana
4.3
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Architectural Building
Palacio Rioja
4.3

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

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 shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santiago vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Valparaiso to Santiago by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

2
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Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): do a tasting at RJ Vinedos, learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally walk around Parque General San Martin. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Rincon de los Oscuros, add some adventure to your tour with Milkayak Travesias, and then take an unforgettable tour with Helicopteros Mendoza.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mendoza day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Mendoza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. In January in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte, then don't miss a visit to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fundacion Condor, and finally contemplate the long history of Camino de las Estancias Jesuiticas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Mendoza to Cordoba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in January, plan for colder days in Cordoba, with highs around 18°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rosario.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Historic Site
Paseo del Buen Pastor
4.4

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Rosario, Argentina

Rosario ©

Birthplace of the Argentine Flag

Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Libros del Bajo, stroll around Parque Nacional a la Bandera, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Historico Nacional a la Bandera, and finally stroll around Parque de la Independencia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rosario vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cordoba to Rosario in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in February: highs in Rosario hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rosario

Parks
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires online route planner.

Drive from Rosario to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5
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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then stop by Barrio Historico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento online trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums
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Neighborhood
Barrio Historico
4.8
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History Museum
Museo Portugues
4.1
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Water Body
Rio de la Plata
4.4

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Barcos del Este (in Piriapolis) and Punta Ballena (Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, Playa Solanas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip planning site.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Montevideo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Montevideo

Tours · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Montevideo to Foz do Iguacu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montevideo in February: high temperatures in Foz do Iguacu hover around 37°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Must see
Iguazu Falls
4.9

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and wander the streets of Paulista Avenue.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in February, you will find days in Sao Paulo are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Parque Ibirapuera
4.7
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Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
4.5

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Paraty, Brazil

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Centro Historico, stroll through Iriri Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Meio Beach.

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You can drive from Sao Paulo to Paraty in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Must see
Speed Boats Tours
5.0
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Neighborhood
Centro Historico
4.6

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, get great views at Leblon Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Afro Brasileiro Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and then visit Pelourinho. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, then browse the exhibits of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Elevator Lacerda.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salvador journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Salvador can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Neighborhood
Pelourinho
3.7
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Observation Deck
Elevator Lacerda
3.5

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