32 days in South America Itinerary

32 days in South America Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 9 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 9 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 7 nights
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Bogota, Colombia — 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Laguna de Guatavita and Mina de Sal de Nemocon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ciclovia de Bogota and Spas. Change things up with a short trip to Centro de Memoria El Cuartico in Valledupar (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, shop like a local with Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, and get advice or help at Biblioteca Virgilio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bogota trip site.

Barcelona, Spain to Bogota is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Barcelona to Bogota. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 9 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.
Head to Patio Bellavista and Isidora Goyenecheafor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vina Santa Rita and Vina Undurraga. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Humedal De Concon (in Concon), Vina del Mar (Reñaca & Moai) and Valparaiso (Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso, Paseo Yugoslavo, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Bodegas RE, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, take a stroll through Barrio Italia, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santiago online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Santiago takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 9 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.
Do your shopping at Puerto Madero and Recoleta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: San Isidro (Villa Ocampo & Catedral de San Isidro), La Plata (Plaza Moreno, Museo de La Plata, &more) and Delta El Tigre (in Tigre). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Cementerio de la Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and examine the collection at Museo Del Bicentenario.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip website.

You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lima.
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Lima, Peru — 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima. Get some cultural insight at Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac and Museo Pedro de Osma. On the 30th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, take a stroll through Miraflores, take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lima planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Lima in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Lima, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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