43 days in South America Itinerary

43 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to Dourados, Bus to Bonito
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Bonito, Brazil
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Campo Grande, Fly to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to Osorno, Fly to Calama
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia dos Porcos and Praia do Cachorro. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, explore the activities along Buraco do Galego, and make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha attractions app.

Paris, France to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Fernando de Noronha is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Almecegas I Waterfalls and Jardim de Maytreia. Change things up with a short trip to Cachoeira Candaru in Cavalcante (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Catarata dos Couros, contemplate the waterfront views at Vale da Lua, and make a trip to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

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Porto Seguro, Brazil

In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muta Beach and Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira. Step out of Porto Seguro to go to Santa Cruz Cabralia and see Coroa Vermelha Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Largo da Ajuda, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ilha dos Aquarios, get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro trip planner.

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro. August in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

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Bonito, Brazil

Ecotourism Capital

A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo - Cachoeiras em Bonito, MS and Grutas de Sao Miguel. When in Bonito, make a side trip to see Cachoeira Boca da Onca in Bodoquena, approximately Bodoquena away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata, explore the activities along Rio Sucuri, stop by Casa do Vidro, and scramble along the landscape with Abismo Anhumas.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bonito trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Porto Seguro to Bonito in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Porto Seguro to Bonito, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:

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Ushuaia, Argentina

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Plaza Malvinas. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, and grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bonito to Ushuaia in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Traveling from Bonito to Ushuaia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

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Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piedras Blancas and Chocolates Rapanui. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura to see Rio Correntoso about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in September: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Explore hidden gems such as Tebinquinche Lake and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, explore the activities along Lagunas Escondidas, and take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Pedro de Atacama takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Pedro de Atacama. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

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Hanga Roa, Chile

The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Rano Raraku. There's lots more to do: stroll through Anakena, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, explore the fascinating underground world of Ana Te Pahu, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Akivi.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, expect much hotter with lows of 18°C in Hanga Roa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

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Cusco, Peru

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Winay Wayna and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, wander the streets of San Blas, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Cusco takes 17 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanga Roa to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Cusco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

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