30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 3 nights
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
4
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
8
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights

3
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, stroll through Playa de Oro, and get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Ecuador Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in April, expect nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa de los Perros, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and get outside with Galapagos Sub Aqua.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora journey planner.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

5
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours, stroll through Concha de Perla, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, and get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

3
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 shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Santiago takes 16.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Santiago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, stop by Puerto Madero, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires road trip app.

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In April in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Estancia El Ombu de Areco
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu route planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, head outdoors with Estrada das Paineiras, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enseada da Caieira, head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip planning tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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