37 days in South America Itinerary

37 days in South America Itinerary

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37 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Saramacca District, Suriname
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
5
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
9
Georgetown, Guyana
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
10
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
11
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
12
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
13
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States

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Saramacca District, Suriname

Saramacca District ©
Saramacca is a district of Suriname, in the north. On the 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Tafelberg Nature Preserve.

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Seattle, USA to Saramacca District is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Saramacca District is 5 hours. In October, Saramacca District is much hotter than Seattle - with highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Saramacca District

Parks Wildlife
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Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve

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Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Centrale Markt, then steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Commewijne River, snap pictures at Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, and then walk around Palmentuin.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paramaribo trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saramacca District to Paramaribo. In October, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Palmentuin ©
Palmentuin
Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica

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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and see the interesting displays at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paramaribo to Fernando de Noronha takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Suriname Time (SRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paramaribo in October: highs in Fernando de Noronha hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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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.
When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Imperial Museum in Petropolis, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Pao de Acucar, admire the natural beauty at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in October, Rio de Janeiro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Foz do Iguacu, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

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

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.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): head off the coast to Isla San Martin, identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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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, museums, parks, historic sites, 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, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires day trip tool .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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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 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip planner .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be slightly colder, around 45°F, while days are colder, around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

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nights
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for historic sites, parks, zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Pandama Retreat & Winery, see the interesting displays at Roy Geddes Steel Pan Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Stabroek Market, and make a trip to The Non Aligned Monumnet.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Los Glaciares National Park to Georgetown. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Guyana Time is minus 1 hour. In October, Georgetown is much warmer than Los Glaciares National Park - with highs of 87°F and lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks Wineries Historic Sites
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Promenade Gardens ©
Promenade Gardens
Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, and make a trip to Mi Teleferico.

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Fly from Georgetown to La Paz in 14.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Georgetown in October, with highs in La Paz at 61°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
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Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

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nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, then don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and finally snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Conrad Casino, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and then kick back and relax at Playa Brava.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este travel route site .

Getting from La Paz to Punta del Este by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Uruguay Time (UYT) is 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in November, you will find days in Punta del Este are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are much hotter (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, and finally wander the streets of Pocitos. On your second day here, make a trip to Montevideo Sign, then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and then make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montevideo route planner.

You can take a bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Montevideo sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

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Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
When in Asuncion, make a side trip to see Lago Ypacarai in San Bernardino, approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, and shop like a local with Shopping del Sol.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Asuncion online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Asuncion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo to Asuncion, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montevideo in November: high temperatures in Asuncion hover around 86°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lago Ypacarai
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Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero ©
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero

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