First time travel to South America

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1. Posted by Shreyans (First Time Poster 1 posts) 46w Star this if you like it!

I've travelled to a lot of countries mainly covering Europe, Asia and North America.
Suddenly had a calling to visit South America.
I've often travelled with friends and family but feel this is one trip I should do alone.
I'm looking for a little guidance as to which countries should I cover on a 20-25 days trip and what time of the year is best to visit.
My preferred destinations are buenos aires, Rio, Lima, Colombia, but am willing to alter accordingly Incase the travel distance and time is too much.
My interests are football, sightseeing( less trekking) meeting new people, Really enjoy Nightlife.
Weather preference is 15-25 degrees Celsius.
Could use a little guidance.

2. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 832 posts) 46w Star this if you like it!

Time of year
November is the spring in South America and is a nice time to travel. I've been to Lima and Colombia at that time of year, but I've never been to Brazil or Argentina
Buenos Aires, Lima and Rio will be a little cooler then than in their summer (February), but not as cold as earlier.

Rio will tend to be cooler in July (21 C) and a little hotter in February (26 C)

I can find flights from Argentina to all of the other three places, but none from any of them to the other places - but it was just a quick Google search. My trip was by ship.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jan-2018, at 11:39 by greatgrandmaR ]

3. Posted by woinparis (Inactive 145 posts) 45w Star this if you like it!

We just got back from 22 days in Argentina mostly end of october early november.
3 days in Buenos Airs (no more needed) - 20-25C about 10 days in Patagonia (> 15C but we were told the weather was exceptional), one week in Northwest aroudn Salta (25-30 C, some places above that), 2 dyas in Iguazu and 2 days in Rio (both 25-30C).
Meeting people in Argentinia was very easy, no idea about nightlife,w e are not into that anymore and our 7 years old daughter is not yet into it either.