43 days in South America Itinerary

43 days in South America Itinerary

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43 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + bus + foot + subway + bus:  10​h 45​min
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
bus + subway + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Itacare, Brazil
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + shuttle:  12​h
5
Bonito, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h
8
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h
10
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  19​h 30​min
11
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + ferry:  7​h
12
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
13
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
+4
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly + train:  19​h 15​min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro and Capela de Sao Pedro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Buraco do Galego and Aulas de Energia - Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Conceicao Beach, kick back and relax at Atalaia Beach, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Time is 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fernando de Noronha are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 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
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Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro ©
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

2
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.
Visiting Catarata dos Couros and Vale da Lua will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Loquinhas Falls and Cachoeira Candaru. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) 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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Loquinhas Falls ©
Loquinhas Falls
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coroa Vermelha Beach and Taipe Beach. Get some cultural insight at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church and Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, stroll through Muta Beach, and kick back and relax at Praia do Mucugê.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro day trip planning site .

Getting from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Thu), stroll through Prainha Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Tiririca. On the next day, kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeribucacu Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Itacare trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Porto Seguro to Itacare takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Itacare

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Itacarezinho Beach ©
Itacarezinho Beach
Praia da Tiririca ©
Praia da Tiririca
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoa Misteriosa and Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso. Get in touch with nature at Abismo Anhumas and Boca da Onca Falls. Step out of Bonito with an excursion to Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo in Jardim--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquario Natural, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sao Miguel Caves.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bonito trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Itacare to Bonito in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Itacare to Bonito due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Bonito

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Boca da Onca Falls, Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo
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Abismo Anhumas ©
Abismo Anhumas
Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo ©
Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso ©
Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lago Roca and Isla Bridges. Escape the urban bustle at Ushuaia Bay and Glacier Martial. There's much more to do: stroll through Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, and don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia attractions planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bonito to Ushuaia in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bonito to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Piedras Blancas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Victoria.

Planning San Carlos de Bariloche trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Ushuaia, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
nights
Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Discover out-of-the-way places like Paseo de los Colorados and The Devil's Throat. Step out of the city life by going to Quebrada de Humahuaca and The Hill of Seven Colors. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pucara de Tilcara.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Province of Jujuy trip simple and quick.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Province of Jujuy by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, expect Province of Jujuy to be warmer, temps between 78°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car 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
The Devil's Throat ©
The Devil's Throat

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valle Arcoiris and Piedras Rojas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Tebinquinche and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Province of Jujuy to San Pedro de Atacama in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Pedro de Atacama when traveling from Province of Jujuy in September, with lows around 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
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Laguna Tebinquinche ©
Laguna Tebinquinche
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rano Kau and Rapa Nui National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Orongo and Ahu Tongariki. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rano Raraku, and kick back and relax at Anakena Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa takes 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer evenings in Hanga Roa when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, with lows around 60°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau
Rapa Nui National Park ©
Rapa Nui National Park
Orongo ©
Orongo

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night
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Ilhabela State Park and then stroll through Baia de Castelhanos Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Juliao Beach and then kick back and relax at Curral Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ilhabela trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanga Roa to Ilhabela. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Ilhabela, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in September: highs in Ilhabela hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ilhabela

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Ilhabela State Park ©
Ilhabela State Park
Juliao Beach ©
Juliao Beach

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nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abraaozinho Beach and Tropical Forest. Visiting Dois Rios Beach and Santo Antonio Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Preta, step off the mainland to explore Praia de Dois Rios, stroll through Lagoa Azul, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ilhabela to Ilha Grande in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Abraaozinho Beach ©
Abraaozinho Beach
Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta

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nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Reserva El Chato. Step out of the city life by going to El Garrapatero and Charles Darwin Research Station. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Ilha Grande to Puerto Ayora with the Route module. Traveling from Ilha Grande to Puerto Ayora, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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