14 days in South America Itinerary

14 days in South America Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Curitiba, Brazil
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires

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Santiago, Chile — 1 night

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and finally walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. On your second day here, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and then hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip itinerary planning tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, then wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gramado.
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Gramado, Brazil — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and then walk around Mini Mundo. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Snowland, then explore the activities along Lago Negro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gramado tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Gramado takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 1 night

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then take a stroll through Paulista Avenue. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 3 nights

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: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, browse the collection at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online journey planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in January; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 89°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Curitiba.
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Curitiba, Brazil — 1 night

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 5th (Thu), stop by Bairro de Santa Felicidade, then explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Curitiba road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January; daily highs in Curitiba reach 80°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Foz do Iguacu.
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Foz do Iguacu: Puerto Iguazu (Triple Frontier & Guiraoga) and Iguazu Falls (in Iguazu National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Curitiba in January, with highs in Foz do Iguacu at 90°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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