15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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15 days in South America Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
2
Porto Seguro
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Itacare
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Maragogi
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Praia de Ipanema and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Take a break from the city and head to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery, stop by Feira da Praca XV, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online road trip planner .

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Porto Seguro

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Taperapua Beach and then see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coroa Vermelha Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro holiday builder tool .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Taperapua Beach ©
Taperapua Beach

1
night
Itacare

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 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeribucacu Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Itacarezinho Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia da Tiririca and then enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha Beach.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Itacare trip builder website .

You can drive from Porto Seguro to Itacare in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Itacare

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

1
night
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Antunes Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia Ponta de Mangue. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Japaratinga Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gales de Maragogi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maragogi trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Itacare to Maragogi takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Japaratinga Beach
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach

3
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fernando de Noronha and Praia do Leão. Step off the beaten path and head to Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro and Praia do Cachorro. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, stroll through Conceicao Beach, and examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha takes 6 hours. Traveling from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maragogi in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Fernando de Noronha. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro

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