43 days in South America Itinerary

43 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  10 h 30 min
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
4
Bonito, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Bus + Fly:  15 h
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 30 min
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h
8
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
9
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Paris, France

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 Atalaia Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, explore the activities along Buraco do Galego, enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip maker tool.

Paris, France to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Fernando de Noronha hover around 33°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

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 Catarata dos Couros. 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 Cachoeira Loquinhas, 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 find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. 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

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cachoeira Candaru
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
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 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. There's still lots to do: 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 kick back and relax at Praia do Mucugê.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip builder tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro in 7.5 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 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
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 Abismo Anhumas and Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo - Cachoeiras em Bonito, MS. When in Bonito, make a side trip to see Cachoeira Boca da Onca in Bodoquena, approximately Bodoquena away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Grutas de Sao Miguel, meet the residents at Aquario Natural, don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bonito itinerary tool.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Bonito by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto Seguro to Bonito due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cachoeira Boca da Onca
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:
Highlights from your plan
Rio Sucuri ©
Rio Sucuri
Abismo Anhumas ©
Abismo Anhumas
Cachoeira Boca da Onca ©
Cachoeira Boca da Onca

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 lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and glide through natural beauty at Club Andino Ushuaia.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia online trip maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bonito to Ushuaia in 17.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in September, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano ©
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano

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: examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, look for gifts at Chocolates Rapanui, and take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, 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: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. 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

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Isla Victoria ©
Isla Victoria
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
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: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, look for gifts at Libreria Del Desierto, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama travel route app.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle 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 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°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
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

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 Anakena and Rano Raraku. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, Head underground at Ana Kakenga, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Akivi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanga Roa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and 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. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September since evenings lows in Hanga Roa dip to 18°C. Cap off 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
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

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 Sacred Valley of the Incas. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Cusco takes 14.5 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 slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trips

Winay Wayna, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

Similar Plans

57 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in South America BY A USER FROM OMAN October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 41 days in South America BY A USER FROM DENMARK December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in South America & Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in South America BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 49 days in South America BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in South America BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in South America BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 27 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans