12 days in Brazil, Peru & Colombia Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 4 nights

Marvelous City

We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Praia de Ipanema and Imperial Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont & Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, explore the world behind art at Museu Internacional De Arte Naif, and browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

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Bengaluru, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Rio de Janeiro is minus 8.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
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Cusco, Peru — 3 nights

Imperial City

Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, delve into the distant past at Tipon, and see exploor.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lima.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Lima, Peru — 1 night

City of the Kings

Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Kennedy, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

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Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Lima, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bogota.
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Bogota, Colombia — 2 nights

Athens of South America

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

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Fly from Lima to Bogota in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lima in June since evenings lows in Bogota dip to 11°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to home.
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Brazil travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Peru travel guide

Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Colombia travel guide

Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.