16 days in South America Itinerary

16 days in South America Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights

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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: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, contemplate the long history of Former National Congress Building, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Santiago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Santiago is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

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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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Iguazu Falls in Iguazu National Park (about 3 hours away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, Iguazu Falls
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park

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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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, catch a live event at Maracanã, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer than Foz do Iguacu - with highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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