45 days in South America & Costa Rica Itinerary

45 days in South America & Costa Rica Itinerary

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1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
7
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
8
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
9
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
10
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
11
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
12
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights

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 Praia do Leão, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip maker website.

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in November, Rio de Janeiro is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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 17th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, thenstep off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, and finally go deep underground at Wanda Mines.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park road trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, Iguazu National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to 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 San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in November: highs in Buenos Aires hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, thenget outside with Enjoy!, and then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate travel route planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): head outdoors with Patagonia Magica and then take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Capri, trek along Laguna de los Tres, thenget great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the El Chalten day trip planning tool.

You can drive from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from El Chalten to Santiago in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Chalten to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
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 Winay Wayna in Machu Picchu (about 5h 15 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cusco trip maker app.

You can fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Cusco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Winay Wayna
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

3
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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil, visit Los Tuneles, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Villamil takes 13 hours. Traveling from Cusco to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra

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: head outdoors with Think Galapagos, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

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

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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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

4
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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and pause for some photo ops at Swordfish Fountain.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo
Playa Mann ©
Playa Mann

6
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to La Fortuna de San Carlos. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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