43 days in South America Itinerary

43 days in South America Itinerary

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43 days in South America Itinerary

Paris, France
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + bus + foot + subway + bus:  10​h 30​min
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
bus + subway + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
Bonito, Brazil
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Paris, France

4
days
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 Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. There's lots more to do: stroll through Baia do Sancho, kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning tool .

Paris, France to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is minus 3 hours. In August, Fernando de Noronha is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Almecegas I Waterfalls and Loquinhas Falls. Step out of Alto Paraiso de Goias to go to Cavalcante and see Cachoeira Candaru, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros, don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and explore and take pictures at Jardim de Maytreia.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias travel route planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Cachoeira Candaru
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Almecegas I Waterfalls ©
Almecegas I Waterfalls
Loquinhas Falls ©
Loquinhas Falls

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Taipe Beach and Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira. The adventure continues: make a trip to Largo da Ajuda, kick back and relax at Mucuge Beach, identify plant and animal life at Recife de Fora, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coroa Vermelha Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Porto Seguro trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
days
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 Boca da Onca Falls and Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata, meet the residents at Aquario Natural, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Municipal, and look for gifts at Casa do Vidro.

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Getting from Porto Seguro to Bonito by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto Seguro to Bonito. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Bonito

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Boca da Onca Falls
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Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata ©
Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata
Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo ©
Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo
Abismo Anhumas ©
Abismo Anhumas

5
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano. Step out of Ushuaia with an excursion to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, hike along Glacier Martial, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Bonito to Ushuaia takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up 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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Bahia Lapataia ©
Bahia Lapataia
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano ©

4
days
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. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche with an excursion to Rio Correntoso in Villa La Angostura--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Victoria.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Getting from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in September: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow 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
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©

4
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salar de Tara and Termas Banos de Puritama. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna Tebinquinche, get lost in a book at Libreria Del Desierto, explore the activities along Lagunas Escondidas, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito.

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Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Pedro de Atacama is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are much warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Laguna Tebinquinche ©
Laguna Tebinquinche
Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote ©

5
days
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 Rano Raraku and Rano Kau. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ovahe, and contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Easter Is. Time (EAST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, plan for much warmer nights in Hanga Roa, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rapa Nui National Park ©
Rapa Nui National Park

6
days
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 Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tambomachay. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Pisac in Pisac, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at Tipon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cusco driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Cusco takes 17.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanga Roa to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 5°C. 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

Cusco Region, Pisac, Winay Wayna
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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