My South America Adventure\r\nI've been planning my trip around South America for the last few months now and its finally coming together. \u00a0I just booked my tickets today for my South America Adventure! \u00a0Nothing like waiting till the last minute as I leave in four weeks! \u00a0That's next month!?!\r\n\r\nThe plan is to visit every country in South America (all 12 that's why I'm calling it my South America adventure) and then visit a few islands in the Caribbean on the way to the States. \u00a0Here's the planned route for my trip starting in Buenos Aires and finishing in the Dominican Republic.\r\n\r\nCheck out this South America Bucket List post.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAs you can see there are some places missing from this\u00a0trip. \u00a0That's because South America is a big place. \u00a0I mean huge! \u00a0So there are a couple of places I left out so that I can spend some quality time there on my next visit. \u00a0I figure I can go to Patagonia when I take a trip to Antarctica. \u00a0And Brasil is just massive. \u00a0That will require a few trips especially if I am going into the Amazon.\r\n\r\n Buenos Aires at night by Sarah Funky.\r\nArgentina and Uruguay\r\nMy first stop is Buenos Aires where I will spend the week exploring and recovering from jet lag. \u00a0My plan is to eat steak, learn to tango, take a bike tour of the city and chill. \u00a0I also plan to take a day trip to Colonia del Sacremento in Uruguay.\r\n\r\nUruguay beaches by Globetrotting Blonde.\r\nChile and Paraguay\r\nFrom there I am flying to Santiago, Chile. \u00a0I plan to spend some time in Santiago and Valparaiso along the ocean. \u00a0I wish I had time to go to the Atacama desert but I do not.\r\n\r\nFrom Santiago I will head to Rio de Janeiro via Paraguay. \u00a0Asuncion will only be a short stopover to get the visa and then I will explore it further when I get to Foz de Iguazu.\r\nBrasil and Bolivia\r\nIn April I will arrive in Rio and I will have four days to spend there before my tour starts. \u00a0I plan to check out the beaches, take a cooking class, go paragliding and of course check out the sites. \u00a0I will then spend two weeks in Brasil visiting Paraty and the Pantanal\u00a0THE PLACE TO GO for wildlife.\r\n Salar de Uyuni by Travelling K\r\nAfter Brasil I will head to Bolivia to explore the salt flats of Uyuni. \u00a0This will be the highlight for me and I'm very excited to spend three days there.\r\nPeru and Ecuador\r\nIn May I will head to Peru to visit the famed Machu Picchu! \u00a0Another highlight that I am looking forward to. \u00a0I am hoping to go to the Amazon in Peru as well but I haven't booked this yet.\r\n\r\nMachu Picchu by Becky the Traveller.\r\n\r\nNext stop will be the Galapagos and I am so looking forward to this. \u00a0An untouched area full of wildlife. \u00a0I haven't decided where else in Ecuador to go and my plans from here are not finalised.\u00a0 Check out this itinerary for Ecuador.\r\nColombia and Venezuela\r\nIn June I plan to continue onto Colombia which is a country I'm very excited to explore and will spend a few weeks there. \u00a0I've seen so many photos of Colombia and I'm really excited to see the country for myself. \u00a0From there I will go beach hopping in Venezuela. \u00a0I plan to make it to Angel Falls as well the tallest falls in the world.\r\n\r\nCartegena by Cali on the go\r\nGuyana and Suriname\r\nAfter that I plan to go to Guyana\u00a0and Suriname. \u00a0That will finish off South America adventure and from there I will island hop through the Caribbean.\r\n\r\nThe goal is to make it to the Dominican Republic at the beginning of July and tour the island for two weeks before heading back to the States. \u00a0I may make it over to Haiti as well it just depends on the timing. \u00a0As I said before I do not want to rush this trip as there is so much to see and do.\r\nSouth America Adventure\r\nMy last big trip like this was in 2015 went I travelled from Cairo to Cape Town and visited 15 countries in Africa. \u00a0This trip will be a lot of travel and I'm glad I've broken it up as time on my own to explore and also on some tours so I can leave the planning to someone else!\r\n\r\nThere is still a bit to plan and I want to leave plenty of flexibility because we all know that travel does not go to plan and I may change my mind about specific places along the way. \u00a0That's why I have one 'check point' per month. \u00a0A date and a place I need to be for a tour or a flight.\r\n\r\nHave you been to South America? \u00a0Any advice for me? \u00a0Anywhere I must see?\r\n\r\nIf five months is too long for you check out this 30 day backpacking itinerary for South America.