20 days in South America Itinerary

20 days in South America Itinerary

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20 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
2
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Atlanta, United States

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 parks, museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago day trip website .

Atlanta, USA to Santiago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
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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.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park online route planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Los Glaciares National Park is 1 hour. November in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

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

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 nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and shop like a local with Palermo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires visit 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. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be somewhat warmer, around 62°F, while days are warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Foz do Iguacu, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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
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: take in the awesome beauty at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, explore the striking landscape of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha takes 7 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 77°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sat).

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

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