13 Best Cities In South America To Visit

Rio De Janerio is easily one of the best cities in South America to visit (and probably one of the most famous).

1.) Rio De Janerio, Brazil

Perched within the Andes Mountains, Cusco is easily one of the best cities in South America to visit. 

2.) Cusco, Peru 

Santiago is one of the best cities in South America where skyscrapers and mountains almost intertwine.

3.) Santiago, Chile

Famous as being the most southernly city in all the world, Ushuaia is one of the best cities in South America to visit if you love nature. 

4.) Ushuaia, Argentina 

Probably known as the shopping capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is one of the best cities in South America to visit if you love a more cosmopolitan city. 

5.) Buenos Aires, Argentina

Relatively near to Buenos Aires is the capital city of Uruguay. Located along the Atlantic Coast, this city is known for its down-to-earth downtown area, as well as its upscale beach area.

6.) Montevideo, Uruguay

For me, I always recommend San Pedro de Atacama if you like your city life a tad more rustic!

7.) San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Sao Paulo, the largest and one of the best cities in South America, is best enjoyed like a local. Well, for me at least. 

8.) Sao Paulo, Brazil

Quite a few people seem to have never even heard of Suriname.  That being said, it’s one of the best cities in South America that’s quite different from the likes of Rio or Santiago.

9.) Paramaribo, Suriname

Founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, Peru’s capital city is one of the best cities in South America to visit. That being said, it seems like most people either love it or hate it.

10.) Lima, Peru

Known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, El Calafate has understandably grown in popularity in recent years. 

11.) El Calafate, Argentina

Now, over the years, Bogota has certainly had a reputation for narcotics and drug lords, but the city is so much more than this and one of the best cities in South America to visit.

12.) Bogota, Colombia

Now, you might not know this but La Paz is the very highest administrative capital in the whole world! 

13.) La Paz, Bolivia