62 days in South America Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
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Drive to El Loa Airport, Fly to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Drive to Aguas Calientes
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Aguas Calientes, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive
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Potosi, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Quito
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Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Taxi to Guayaquil, Fly to Cartagena
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, stop by Livraria Cultura, and make a trip to Paulista Avenue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo vacation planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Sao Paulo is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Belgrade in November, expect Sao Paulo to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 4 nights

Marvelous City

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 sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in November since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Gramado.
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Gramado, Brazil — 3 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for sightseeing, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, get to know the resident critters at GramadoZoo, admire the striking features of Portico via Nova Petropolis, and walk around Mini Mundo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Gramado takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 3 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, explore the activities along Iguacu River, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and browse the different shops at Cataratas JL Shopping.

You can plan Foz do Iguacu trip in no time by asking Klarna Trips to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de la Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, try your luck at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in November: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 2 nights

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
On the 18th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), then stop by Patio Bellavista, and finally examine the collection at La Chascona.

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Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 2 nights

Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques and then stroll through Salar de Tara.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Aguas Calientes.
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Aguas Calientes, Peru — 1 night

Serving as the gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes is little more than a glorified cloud-forest village, housing just over a thousand permanent residents and featuring all of two streets.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then stop by Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aguas Calientes trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro de Atacama to Aguas Calientes. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Aguas Calientes, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 5 nights

Imperial City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Pisac (in Pisac) and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, learn something new at Faces of Cusco, look for gifts at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Terra Explorer Peru.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Aguas Calientes to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Lima.
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Lima, Peru — 3 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and wander the streets of Miraflores.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Lima is somewhat warmer than Cusco - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Arequipa.
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Arequipa, Peru — 3 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get impressive views of Volcan Misti, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arequipa online vacation planner.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lima in December, with highs in Arequipa at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Copacabana.
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Copacabana, Bolivia — 1 night

The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 8th (Fri), head off the coast to Isla De La Luna and then trek along Isla del Sol.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Copacabana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Copacabana takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Paz.
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La Paz, Bolivia — 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Get out of town with these interesting La Paz side-trips: Huayna Potosi (in Milluni) and Illimani (in Tres Rios). There's much more to do: make a trip to Mi Teleferico, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to La Paz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Uyuni.
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Uyuni, Bolivia — 2 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Aguas Termales de Polques, explore the fascinating landscape at Siloli Desert, then examine the collection at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez, and finally don't miss a visit to San Cristobal de Lipez.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni road trip tool.

Fly from La Paz to Uyuni in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in December, you will find days in Uyuni are little chillier (13°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Sucre.
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Sucre, Bolivia — 1 night

City of the Four Names

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.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at General Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa de la Libertad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sucre Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, and finally admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sucre travel route planning app.

Getting from Uyuni to Sucre by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in December, expect nights in Sucre to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Potosi.
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Potosi, Bolivia — 3 nights

Ville Imperial

One of the highest cities in the world at 4,090 m (13,420 ft), Potosi actually rose to fame for something below the ground.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cerro Rico, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Negra, then examine the collection at Casa Nacional de la Moneda, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta De Las Galaxias, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Potosi online travel route planner.

You can drive from Sucre to Potosi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Potosi is little chillier than Sucre - with highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Alto Paraiso de Goias.
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil — 4 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Step out of Alto Paraiso de Goias to go to Cavalcante and see Santa Barbara Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Potosi to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 42 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Quito.
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Quito, Ecuador — 2 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Step out of Quito with an excursion to Cuicocha in Cotacachi--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Cotopaxi National Park, admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, and walk around Parque La Carolina.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Quito travel route app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Quito in 15 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Quito is minus 1 hour. In December in Quito, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Cuenca.
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Cuenca, Ecuador — 2 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cuenca trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Cuenca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cartagena.
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Cartagena, Colombia — 2 nights

City of Heroes

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.
Cartagena is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, and get a sense of history and politics at Alcaldia Mayor.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cuenca to Cartagena in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cuenca in December: highs in Cartagena hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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