29 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

29 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— Few hours
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Fortaleza, Brazil
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 3 nights

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

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.
Machu Picchu Viajes Peru has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tipon and River Rafting & Tubing. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Cusco, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco sightseeing planning tool.

San Jose, USA to Cusco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Cusco is 3 hours. Traveling from San Jose in June, expect nights in Cusco to be colder, around 35°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Historical Tour
Machu Picchu Viajes Peru
4.9
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.4

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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Arequipa tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Volcano
Volcan Misti
4.3
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Specialty Museum
Santa Catalina Monastery
4.7

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Isidro. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, then steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, then make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires holiday website.

You can fly from Arequipa to Buenos Aires in 13.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Arequipa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

3
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in June: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 46°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Beaches
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Beach
Playa Bonita
4.2
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Religious Site
Parroquia San Eduardo
4.4

3
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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago Roca and Estancia Harberton. Take a break from the city and head to Ushuaia Bay and Isla de Los Pajaros. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, examine the collection at CASA BEBAN, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Merced, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Water Body
Lago Roca
4.7
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Biking Trail
Ushuaia Bay
4.6
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Beach
Playa Larga
4.2

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara and Parque Lage will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and take in the pleasant sights at Avenida Atlantica.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Rio de Janeiro in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, Rio de Janeiro is much hotter than Ushuaia - with highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Must see
Copacabana Beach
4.3

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Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Brasilia.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasilia online travel route planner.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Brasilia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Brasilia

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza ©

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 9th (Mon), stroll through Praia do Futuro, contemplate the long history of Centro de Turismo do Ceara, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca do Ferreira.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fortaleza trip planner.

Getting from Brasilia to Fortaleza by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brasilia in July: high temperatures in Fortaleza hover around 85°F and lows are around 74°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Fortaleza

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Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Get outdoors at Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Paradise Hot Springs. Onirica Art Gallery and Ecological Sanctuary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fortaleza to La Fortuna de San Carlos. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fortaleza to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

3
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Visit Playa Conchal and Playa Avellana for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife and Monkey Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip site.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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