30 days in South America Itinerary

30 days in South America Itinerary

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30 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  30​h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
3
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cusco travel itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cusco is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 13 hours. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip maker tool .

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

1
night
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

4
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, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer than Los Glaciares National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in September, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

4
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: stroll through Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Fernando de Noronha in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in September, Fernando de Noronha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

4
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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