28 days in South America Itinerary

28 days in South America Itinerary

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Puerto Madero, Shuttle to Ezeiza, Fly to Asuncion
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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly
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Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
— 2 nights
Drive to Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport, Fly to Paramaribo
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 2 nights
Fly
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 2 nights
Fly
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Caracas, Venezuela
— 2 nights
Fly
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Coche Island, Venezuela
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 2 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 2 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Porton de Campo and then make a trip to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Santa Ana, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ferrando, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico, then wander the streets of Plaza Mayor, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Bastion de San Miguel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. November in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Asuncion, Paraguay

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Cerro Coi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Aregua, head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai, then view the masterpieces at El Cantaro, Almacen de Arte, then get outside with Parque de la Salud, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Casa de la Independencia, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Maria Auxiliadora, then have a few drinks at Vivant, and finally browse the exhibits of Gran Hotel del Paraguay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Asuncion trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Colonia del Sacramento to Asuncion takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in November: high temperatures in Asuncion hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reserva Beach and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra. Escape the urban bustle at Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. There's lots more to do: stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, take in panoramic vistas at Morro Dois Irmaos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Leme.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Asuncion to Rio de Janeiro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Asuncion to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Gramado, Brazil

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, do a tasting at Vinicola Ravanello, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Relogio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple, head outdoors with Lago Sao Bernardo, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Caracol, and finally stroll through Ecoparque Sperry.

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Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 1st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Generosa. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis, take in the pleasant sights at Igreja Chagas do Serafico Pai Francisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple of Solomon, do sightseeing your way with Carte Blanche Safari - Private Tours, then explore the world behind art at Museu da Imagem e do Som - MIS, and finally admire the striking features of Oca do Ibirapuera.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Remire-Montjoly.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana

— 2 nights
A suburb of Cayenne, Remire-Montjoly possesses some of the best beaches in the capital city's environs.
On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura, identify plant and animal life at Association Chou Ai, explore and take pictures at Place des Palmistes, then explore the galleries of Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, then head outdoors with Sentier de la Mirande, and finally explore the ancient world of Site archeologique Habitation Loyola.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Remire-Montjoly holiday planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Remire-Montjoly in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Remire-Montjoly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Remire-Montjoly

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Paramaribo, Suriname

— 2 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch reformed church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Celestial Tours Suriname, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple, and finally wander the streets of Historic Inner City of Paramaribo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur, explore the galleries of Het Koto Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Ready Tex Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paramaribo planner.

Explore your travel options from Remire-Montjoly to Paramaribo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Georgetown.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Georgetown, Guyana

— 2 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Seven Ponds Monument and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Georgetown holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paramaribo to Georgetown takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paramaribo to Georgetown is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

— 2 nights
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, then admire the sheer force of Yurani Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Kama - Kama Meru.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Canaima National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Georgetown to Canaima National Park. The time zone changes from Guyana Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll set off for Caracas on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Caracas, Venezuela

— 2 nights

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Plaza Vargas. On the next day, head outdoors with Poliedro de Caracas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Teresa, explore the galleries of Quinta De Anauco, then get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Caracas trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Canaima National Park to Caracas takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Coche Island.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Coche Island, Venezuela

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coche Island online day trip planner.

You can fly from Caracas to Coche Island in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Coche Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

— 2 nights
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Sebastopol, enjoy the sand and surf at Noronky Beach, and then head off the coast to Augustin. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Cayo Fabian, step off the mainland to explore Francisqui, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo De Agua, and finally step off the mainland to explore Crasqui.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Roques National Park trip planner.

Getting from Coche Island to Los Roques National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Uruguay travel guide

4
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Paraguay travel guide

3.9
Shopping Malls · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.

French Guiana travel guide

3.5
Museums · Tourist Spots · Wildlife Areas
The only part of South America still governed by an overseas country, the tropical, rainforest-covered French Guiana is the second largest region of France. The department was used by France as a penal colony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several islands that you can visit today used as prisons where inmates were forced to catch butterflies. On a trip to French Guiana, you can witness different ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, as well a mix of cultures influenced by French colonization and a large immigrant population.

Suriname travel guide

3.7
Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.

Guyana travel guide

3.5
Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Museums
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.

Venezuela travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Tourist Spots · Shopping
Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.