43 days in South America Itinerary

43 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Itacare, Brazil
— 1 night
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Bonito, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 1 night
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Atalaia Beach and Capela de Sao Pedro. Get outdoors at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro and Baia dos Porcos. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Buraco do Galego, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, stroll through Praia do Sueste, and look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Fernando de Noronha. In August in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cachoeira Loquinhas and Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catarata dos Couros and Cachoeira Candaru. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias tour site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Cachoeira Candaru
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Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros
Cachoeira Loquinhas ©
Cachoeira Loquinhas
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. Visiting Muta Beach and Coroa Vermelha Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Mucugê, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Taipe, and look for all kinds of wild species at Recife de Fora.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto Seguro route planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro takes 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 September, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe

1
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Itacare, Brazil

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia da Tiririca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach and then kick back and relax at Jeribucacu Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Itacare sightseeing planner.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Itacare by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

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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 Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo. Get in touch with nature at Lagoa Misteriosa and Rio Sucuri. Change things up with a short trip to Cachoeira Boca da Onca in Bodoquena (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso, explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas de Sao Miguel, and meet the residents at Aquario Natural.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonito trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Itacare to Bonito takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo, Cachoeira Boca da Onca
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Abismo Anhumas ©
Abismo Anhumas
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso ©
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso
Lagoa Misteriosa ©
Lagoa Misteriosa

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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.
Get outdoors at Lago Roca and Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano. Step off the beaten path and head to Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Laguna Esmeralda. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, hike along Glacier Martial, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, and make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Bonito to Ushuaia takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) 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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Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Piedras Blancas. Take a break from the city and head to Isla Victoria and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche visit planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in September, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Isla Victoria ©
Isla Victoria

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Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quebrada de Humahuaca and Paseo de los Colorados. Get outdoors at Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo and The Hill of Seven Colors.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Province of Jujuy trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to Province of Jujuy in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, things will get much hotter in Province of Jujuy: highs are around 78°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo ©
Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tebinquinche Lake and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. Get in touch with nature at Piedras Rojas and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Getting from Province of Jujuy to San Pedro de Atacama by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Province of Jujuy in September since evenings lows in San Pedro de Atacama dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

3
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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.
Visiting Orongo and Anakena will get you outdoors. Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Ahu Tongariki are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai and get impressive views of Rano Raraku.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary website.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa by flight takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Hanga Roa, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Orongo ©
Orongo
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau

1
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Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Ilhabela and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia de Castelhanos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Curral Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilhabela online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Hanga Roa to Ilhabela takes 18.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Ilhabela due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hanga Roa in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ilhabela: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela ©
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Step out of the city life by going to Dois Rios Beach and Praia Preta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abraaozinho Beach and Grumixama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa Azul, enjoy the sand and surf at Santo Antonio Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car from Ilhabela to Ilha Grande in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Ilha Grande, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and El Garrapatero. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Puerto Ayora takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Scuba & Snorkeling

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