29 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

29 days in South America & Central America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 3 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

London, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, then kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. On the next day, browse the collection at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu online vacation planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Foz do Iguacu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, then get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip maker site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Santiago, Chile

— 2 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 11th (Sun), explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago vacation maker tool.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Cusco, Peru

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, then delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and finally hike along exploor.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cusco road trip planning site.

You can fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 1 night
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, don't miss a visit to Estatua de Charles Darwin, and then admire the local landmark of Swordfish Fountain. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, don't miss a visit to La Casa del Ceibo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, and finally take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cusco to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. While traveling from Cusco, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 3 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. April in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 3 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at El Tunel del Estero, explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Cuna del Sol. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Posada de flamengos.

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You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 6 nights
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, walk around Bogarin Trail, relax in the rural setting at Finca Loma Verde, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to La Fortuna de San Carlos with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28: