22 days in South America Itinerary

22 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip itinerary maker

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
6
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 45 min
7
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
8
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): have fun at In Puerto Varas, thenexplore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Pablo Fierro.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Varas vacation builder site.

London, UK to Puerto Varas is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Puerto Varas is minus 4 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Varas: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Museo Pablo Fierro ©
Museo Pablo Fierro
In Puerto Varas ©
In Puerto Varas

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then trek along Circuito Chico. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventisquero Negro.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche online travel route planner.

You can drive from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Varas in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in San Carlos de Bariloche. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

1
night
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 20th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and then trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten travel route website.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head outdoors with Enjoy! and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Vellon Negro and then explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in El Calafate are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lago Roca and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, stroll through Glacier Martial, and explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Ushuaia is little chillier than El Calafate - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

1
night
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and then kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Antonio Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Ushuaia to Ilha Grande in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Ushuaia in December, with highs in Ilha Grande at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Abraaozinho Beach ©
Abraaozinho Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul

1
night
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gamboa Beach, thenstroll through Praia do Mirante, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Ilha Grande to Morro de Sao Paulo in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz
Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia

1
night
Praia da Pipa, Brazil

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Madeiro Beach, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Falesias de Cacimbinhas, and then kick back and relax at Baia dos Golfinhos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Amor Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pipa Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Praia da Pipa trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Morro de Sao Paulo to Praia da Pipa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Praia da Pipa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Falesias de Cacimbinhas
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Buraco do Galego. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, see the sky in a new way at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha travel planning site.

You can fly from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro

Similar Plans

26 days in South America BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in South America BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 40 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 54 days in South America BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 27 days in South America BY A USER FROM TURKEY February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 39 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans