43 days in South America Itinerary

43 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
3
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
4
Bonito, Brazil
— 5 nights
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
8
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
9
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
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 Capela de Sao Pedro. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, 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 °C and lows of °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
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho

3
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
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 Cachoeira Loquinhas. 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, delve into the mystery of Jardim de Maytreia, and don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cachoeira Candaru
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros

3
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

Porto Seguro ©
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 Largo da Ajuda. Step out of Porto Seguro to go to Santa Cruz Cabralia and see Coroa Vermelha Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Taipe, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ilha dos Aquarios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip builder tool.

Fly from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In August, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Largo da Ajuda ©
Largo da Ajuda

5
nights
Bonito, Brazil

Bonito ©
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 Balneario Municipal. When in Bonito, make a side trip to see Cachoeira Boca da Onca in Bodoquena, approximately Bodoquena away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Abismo Anhumas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata, make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, and Head underground at Grutas de Sao Miguel.

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

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Porto Seguro to Bonito in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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

Side Trip

Cachoeira Boca da Onca
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Rio Sucuri ©
Rio Sucuri
Abismo Anhumas ©
Abismo Anhumas

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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 drive; 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 °C, and evening lows to °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

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano ©
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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 Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. 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: stop by Chocolates Rapanui, identify plant and animal life 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 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in September: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around °C, while lows dip to °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

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
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Isla Victoria ©
Isla Victoria
Chocolates Rapanui ©
Chocolates Rapanui
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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 Piedras Rojas. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, explore the activities along Lagunas Escondidas, admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama, and engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama travel route app.

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. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, plan for much warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote ©
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote

4
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
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 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 °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

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Anakena ©
Anakena

5
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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 Tambomachay. 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 delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cusco road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Cusco takes 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Cusco is 1 hour. Traveling from Hanga Roa in September, plan for little chillier nights in Cusco, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trips

Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Winay Wayna
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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