23 days in South America Itinerary

23 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America attractions planner

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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Ancud
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Ancud, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to Bogota
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Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Asuncion, Paraguay

— 1 night

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, make a trip to Plaza de las Americas, then browse the different shops at Paseo La Galeria, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping del Sol. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Torre Icono, appreciate the history behind The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, browse the exhibits of Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, then browse the exhibits of Museo de la Estacion Central del Ferrocarril Carlos Antonio Lopez, then browse the exhibits of Cultural Center of the Republic, and finally explore the galleries of Casa de la Independencia.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Asuncion trip builder app.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Asuncion is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Asuncion can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo are in your itinerary. Puerto Madero and Palermo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and take a stroll through Recoleta.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Asuncion to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asuncion to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Buenos Aires is a bit cooler than Asuncion - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 2 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, then stop by Ciudad Vieja, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto. On your second day here, wander the streets of Pocitos, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Azulejo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in November since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Santiago, Chile

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and finally browse the different shops at Costanera Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, examine the collection at La Chascona, and then hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santiago travel tool.

You can fly from Montevideo to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Ancud, Chile

— 3 nights
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Juan, then hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Dalcahue, and then make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe, explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Fuerte Ahui.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ancud trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Ancud in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Ancud

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco and Mercado Central de San Pedro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, expand your horizons at Rooftop Kitchen Peru, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cusco driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ancud to Cusco by car takes about 49 hours. Traveling from Ancud to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ancud, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Classes

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 1 night
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Maki-Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Samay Latin Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, and finally take an in-depth tour of Maprae.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cusco to Puerto Ayora takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in November: highs in Puerto Ayora hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bogota, Colombia

— 3 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, learn more about the world around you at Museo Arqueologico, and then explore and take pictures at Monserrate. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and then view the masterpieces at DIBS by Culture Shock Colombia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bogota journey planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Bogota by combination of bus, ferry, and flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in November, you will find days in Bogota are little chillier (22°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip