57 days in South America Itinerary

57 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
2
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
6
Paraguari, Paraguay
— 1 night
7
Sucre, Bolivia
— 1 night
8
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
9
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
10
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
11
Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
12
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 4 nights
13
Georgetown, Guyana
— 1 day
14
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 3 nights

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ilha Fiscal and Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu Chacara do Ceu will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi) and Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, examine the collection at Museu da Republica, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro holiday maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Get some cultural insight at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Appreciate the collections at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa and Catavento Cultural e Educacional. Go for a jaunt from Sao Paulo to Jundiai to see Fundacao Serra do Japi about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, identify plant and animal life at Bosque das Cerejeiras, examine the collection at Latin America Memorial, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo visit site.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September since evenings lows in Sao Paulo dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fundacao Serra do Japi
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

4
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bodega La Azul and Bodega Matervini. Step out of Mendoza to go to Tupungato and see Valle de Uco, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Fundacional, walk around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Divisadero Largo.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mendoza day trip planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, things will get a bit cooler in Mendoza: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Valle de Uco
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de los Ninos. Visit Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Tigre (Museo de arte Tigre & Delta Terra Natural Reserve). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, and stop by Palermo.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mendoza in September: highs in Buenos Aires hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tigre
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Cabildo de Montevideo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pocitos and Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes. Venture out of the city with trips to Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Museo Vivo del Titere (in Maldonado). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Mario Benedetti, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paraguari.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

1
night
Paraguari, Paraguay

Paraguari ©
Paraguarí is a city, distrito and capital of Paraguarí Department in Paraguay, located 66 km from the country’s capital, Asunción. On the 28th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Reserva Mbatovi.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paraguari tour itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Montevideo to Paraguari with the Route module. Traveling from Montevideo to Paraguari, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Paraguari is a bit warmer than Montevideo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Paraguari

Parks Wildlife
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Eco Reserva Mbatovi ©
Eco Reserva Mbatovi

1
night
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): shop like a local with Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, thenget engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and finally engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Francisco, explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, and then examine the collection at Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sucre trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paraguari to Sucre. In September, Sucre is a bit cooler than Paraguari - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad ©
Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA ©
Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Museo de Arte Precolombino. Your inner history buff will appreciate Qorikancha and Plaza de Armas. Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and wander the streets of San Blas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Sucre to Cusco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sucre to Cusco. In September, daytime highs in Cusco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

4
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Larco and MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima. Visit Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and Huaca Pucllana for their historical value. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lima road trip planning app.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in October, Lima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

3
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Get a sense of the local culture at Walled City of Cartagena and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Appreciate the collections at La Presentacion Casa Museo Arte y Cultura and NH Galeria. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of Baluarte de la Merced.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lima to Cartagena in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Lima in October: highs in Cartagena hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Let the collections at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Galeria La Cometa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Cascada La Chorrera (in Choachi), Bioparque La Reserva (in Cota) and Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha (in Guasca). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Observatorio de Colibries and make a trip to Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Bogota takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cartagena in October, with highs in Bogota at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Parque Natural Chicaque, Cascada La Chorrera, Observatorio de Colibries, Bioparque La Reserva
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

4
nights
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi, admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canaima National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bogota to Canaima National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
Yurani Falls ©
Yurani Falls

1
day
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara, pause for some photo ops at Seven Ponds Monument, thenbrowse the exhibits of Roy Geddes Steel Pan Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kissing Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Georgetown tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Georgetown. Traveling from Canaima National Park to Georgetown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Georgetown can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Museums Parks
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Seven Ponds Monument ©
Seven Ponds Monument

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Dutch reformed church, thenexamine the collection at Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, thenstroll through Peperpot Nature Park, and finally take in the views from Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Ready Tex Art Gallery, thenget engrossed in the history at Het Koto Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paramaribo tour app.

You can fly from Georgetown to Paramaribo in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Paramaribo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Peperpot Nature Park, Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
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Fort Nieuw Amsterdam ©
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
Het Koto Museum ©
Het Koto Museum
Peperpot Nature Park
Peperpot Nature Park

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