43 days in South America Itinerary

43 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Brasília, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Itacare, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly to Campo Grande, Shuttle to Bonito
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Bonito, Brazil
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Campo Grande, Fly to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Fly to Jujuy, Taxi to Carahunco, Bus to Province of Jujuy
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Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
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Fly to Sao Paulo, Bus to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 1 night
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Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba, Bus to Paraty, Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Bus to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Reagan Washington

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Atalaia Beach and Capela de Sao Pedro. Get outdoors at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro and Praia do Cachorro. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego, kick back and relax at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Fernando de Noronha is 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 76°F. 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

2
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cachoeira Loquinhas and Catarata dos Couros. Step out of Alto Paraiso de Goias to go to Cavalcante and see Cachoeira Candaru, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

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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.
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 8.5 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 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

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Itacare, Brazil

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 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. 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

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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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 Lagoa Misteriosa and Grutas de Sao Miguel. Get in touch with nature at Abismo Anhumas and Cachoeira Boca da Onca. Change things up with a short trip to Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo in Jardim (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquario Natural, and walk around Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bonito route planner.

Getting from Itacare to Bonito by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Itacare to Bonito, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Lago Roca and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount). Step off the beaten path and head to Ushuaia Bay and Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges, and hike along Glacier Martial.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia road trip planning website.

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. Traveling from Bonito to Ushuaia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

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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.
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 drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

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Province of Jujuy, Argentina

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 · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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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.
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 Valle Arcoiris. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

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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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.
Visiting Orongo and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional will get you outdoors. Ahu Tahai and Rano Raraku are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, kick back and relax at Anakena, and make a trip to Ahu Tongariki.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, expect much hotter with lows of 60°F in Hanga Roa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

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Ilhabela, Brazil

Capital of Sailing

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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

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. Get some cultural insight at Abraaozinho Beach and Grumixama Beach. There's much more to do: 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 maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ilhabela to Ilha Grande by combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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 Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7: