24 days in South America Itinerary

24 days in South America Itinerary

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1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
6
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 2 nights
7
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
8
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
10
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 2 nights

2
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Santo Domingo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and finally make a trip to Torre del Reloj.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cartagena is an approximately 9-hour flight. In February, Cartagena is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: walk around Parque Nahuelito and take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker site.

You can fly from Cartagena to San Carlos de Bariloche in 17 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cartagena in February: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

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El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres

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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate day trip site.

You can drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in El Calafate are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal
Climbing Tours

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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, then explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then hike along Glacier Martial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia road trip tool.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in February, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Ushuaia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dois Rios Beach, then kick back and relax at Santo Antonio Beach, then kick back and relax at Abraaozinho Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Caxadaco Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Ushuaia to Ilha Grande in 16.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in February, things will get warmer in Ilha Grande: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande ©
Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, then stroll through Copacabana Beach, then appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Leblon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Historico and Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. Step out of the city life by going to Praia de Taipe and Muta Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora, kick back and relax at Pitinga Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taperapua Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro holiday maker tool.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto Seguro, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Praia de Taipe ©
Praia de Taipe
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Fernado de Noronha Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Sueste, then examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and finally look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then stroll through Conceicao Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha takes 12 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. February in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho

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Praia da Pipa, Brazil

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
On the 27th (Sat), kick back and relax at Amor Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Praia da Pipa online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa. In February, daytime highs in Praia da Pipa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Amor Beach ©
Amor Beach

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