18 days in South America Itinerary

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Cayenne, French Guiana
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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Georgetown, Guyana
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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.
Asuncion is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Casa de la Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo del Barro, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Uruguaya.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Asuncion trip maker.

San Francisco, USA to Asuncion is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Asuncion to be a bit warmer, around 67°F, while days are much hotter, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Montevideo.
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Montevideo, Uruguay — 3 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, visit Ciudad Vieja, take a stroll through Pocitos, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo.

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You can fly from Asuncion to Montevideo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Asuncion to Montevideo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Asuncion in November: high temperatures in Montevideo hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 2 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, then make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and finally look for gifts at Lapa e Arte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Bento Monastery, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 2 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 12th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario e Convento Sao Francisco de Assis.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, Sao Paulo is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cayenne.
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Cayenne, French Guiana — 2 nights

The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Guyane and then head off the coast to Devil's Island. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Sentier du Rorota and then step off the mainland to explore Ilet la Mere.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayenne trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Cayenne takes 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in November: high temperatures in Cayenne hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paramaribo.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Dutch reformed church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, then walk around Palmentuin, and finally look for gifts at Talking Prints. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, make a trip to Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard), and then snap pictures at Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paramaribo day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Cayenne to Paramaribo with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Paramaribo can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Georgetown.
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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.
On the 18th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at The Non Aligned Monumnet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Guyana National Museum, and finally see what you can catch with Blackwater Adventures. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Stabroek Market and then take in nature's colorful creations at Guyana Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Georgetown online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Paramaribo to Georgetown takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paramaribo to Georgetown. Traveling from Paramaribo in November, you will find days in Georgetown are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (79°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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French Guiana travel guide

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Tourist Spots · Wildlife Areas · Islands
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.
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Suriname travel guide

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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.
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Guyana travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Gardens · Waterfalls
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.
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