These Breathtaking South American Destinations Are Giving Us Serious Wanderlust

Whether you keep a running travel bucket list or you're thinking about planning that vacation you've been saving up for, it can help the selection process if you narrow down the options to a specific region—or, if that's too hard, at least honing in on one continent. Today, we're spotlighting the most bucket list–worthy destinations in South America.

With some of the most beautiful beyond beautiful national parks, charming towns, and exciting cities in the world, we made sure to include the best places to visit in South America for every type of traveler, from city slickers and foodies to adventure enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. In fact, once you get a glimpse of these beautiful places, it might end up making your travel bucket list even longer than it was when you started. Read on to learn about these incredible destinations and start drafting those out of office emails.