43 days in South America Itinerary

43 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 2 nights
4
Itacare, Brazil
— 1 night
5
Bonito, Brazil
— 3 nights
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
8
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
10
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
11
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 1 night
12
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
13
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Atalaia Beach and Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Capela de Sao Pedro and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Buraco do Galego, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, enjoy the sand and surf at Conceicao Beach, 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 °F, and evening lows to °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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Capela de Sao Pedro ©
Capela de Sao Pedro
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro

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.
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 flight 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

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 Praia do Mucugê will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Taipe.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro online trip planner.

Fly from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
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.
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 fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Abismo Anhumas and Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso. Get in touch with nature at Lagoa Misteriosa and Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo. Change things up with a short trip to Cachoeira Boca da Onca in Bodoquena (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Grutas de Sao Miguel, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquario Natural, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bonito online travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Itacare to Bonito takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Itacare to Bonito. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough 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

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.
Get outdoors at Lago Roca and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount). Step off the beaten path and head to Ushuaia Bay and Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, head off the coast to Isla Bridges, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, 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 drive; 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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

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

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.
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 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in September, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °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
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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

2
nights
Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quebrada de Humahuaca and Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo. Get outdoors at Paseo de los Colorados 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 °F and lows about °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

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

Make your San Pedro de Atacama itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Province of Jujuy to San Pedro de Atacama takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Province of Jujuy in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

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.
Visiting Orongo and Rano Kau will get you outdoors. Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Rano Raraku are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, 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 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 °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

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 flight 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 °F by day to °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
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Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela ©
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach

3
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.
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 Tropical Forest. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Grumixama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Antonio Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ilhabela to Ilha Grande by combination of ferry and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can 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

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, 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 flight and bus from Ilha Grande to Puerto Ayora takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of 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 °F during the day and °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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