26 days in South America Itinerary

26 days in South America Itinerary

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26 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
4
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
7
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Sacsayhuaman. Get a sense of the local culture at Q'enqo and Plaza de Armas. On the 30th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco online trip maker .

Toronto, Canada to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: highs in Cusco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

3
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Cerro Tronador will get you outdoors. On the 1st (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, step off the mainland to explore Isla Victoria, hike along Circuito Chico, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Cusco to San Carlos de Bariloche in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cusco to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. In October, San Carlos de Bariloche is a bit cooler than Cusco - with highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Cerro Tronador ©
Cerro Tronador
River Rafting & Tubing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Tijuca and Copacabana Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Praia de Ipanema and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. There's lots more to do: get great views at Sugarloaf Mountain, learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, steep yourself in history at Parque Lage, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online tour planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Rio de Janeiro in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Muta Beach and Pitinga Beach. Quadrado and Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Coroa Vermelha Beach, stroll through Taperapua Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pintor Pires, and get engrossed in the history at Ilha dos Aquarios.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip app .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Pitinga Beach ©
Pitinga Beach

2
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Relax by the water at Garapua Beach and Segunda Praia. Popular historic sites such as Farol do Morro and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and tour the pleasant surroundings at Quarta Praia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Shark Museum and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. Get in touch with nature at Baia dos Golfinhos and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

3
nights
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.
Visiting Madeiro Beach and Madeiro Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pipa Beach and Amor Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphins Bay and get great views at Chapadao Hill.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Praia da Pipa trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Praia da Pipa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Madeiro Beach
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Dolphins Bay ©
Dolphins Bay

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