32 days in South America Itinerary

32 days in South America Itinerary

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32 days in South America Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Manaus
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  13 h
2
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
3
Bonito
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 15 min
6
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Natal
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
8
Salvador
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
9
Bonito
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h
10
Reserva do Iguacu
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
11
Florianopolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
12
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Taxi:  5 h
13
Ouro Preto
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
14
Paraty
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
15
Campos Do Jordao
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
16
Sao Paulo
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Manaus

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
On the 2nd (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manaus trip maker .

San Francisco, USA to Manaus is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Manaus is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Manaus hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Manaus

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cabure Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manaus to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manaus to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cabure Beach
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Cabure Beach ©
Cabure Beach

1
night
Bonito

Bonito
To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bonito journey app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Bonito. The time zone difference when traveling from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Bonito is minus 1 hour. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toPorto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Outdoors
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2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): trek along River Maracaipe tour and then kick back and relax at Praia De Maracaipe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cupe beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas trip planning website .

You can drive from Bonito to Porto de Galinhas in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bonito to Porto de Galinhas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia De Maracaipe ©
Praia De Maracaipe
Cupe beach ©
Cupe beach
River Maracaipe tour ©
River Maracaipe tour

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Meio Beach and Praia do Cachorro. Step out of the city life by going to Boldro Beacch and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. There's much more to do: get outside with Baia dos Porcos, stroll through Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Conceicao Beach.

Find out how to plan Fernando de Noronha trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Boldro Beacch ©
Boldro Beacch
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

2
nights
Praia da Pipa

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get great views at Chapadao Hill and then kick back and relax at Amor Beach (dos Afogadas). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Praia da Pipa trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May, Praia da Pipa is slightly colder at night with lows of 72°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Natal.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Madeiro Beach
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Amor Beach ©
Amor Beach
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Chapadao Hill ©
Chapadao Hill

2
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Pirangi Cashew Tree and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camurupim Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Ponta Negra Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Natal trip planner.

Getting from Praia da Pipa to Natal by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Natal, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Natal

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Cajueiro de Pirangi ©
Cajueiro de Pirangi

1
night
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salvador day trip planner.

Getting from Natal to Salvador by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salvador are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Bonito.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

2
nights
Bonito

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sucuri, Head underground at Sao Miguel Caves, and then meet the residents at Aquario Natural.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bonito attractions tool .

Fly from Salvador to Bonito in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Paraguay Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Bonito is little chillier than Salvador - with highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reserva do Iguacu.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Rio Sucuri ©
Rio Sucuri
Grutas de Sao Miguel ©
Grutas de Sao Miguel
Aquario Natural ©
Aquario Natural

1
night
Reserva do Iguacu

Reserva do Iguacu
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reserva do Iguacu online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bonito to Reserva do Iguacu in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Reserva do Iguacu

Museums
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3
nights
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia do Santinho and Lagoinha do Leste. Escape the urban bustle at Barra da Lagoa Beach and Praia dos Ingleses. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Campeche island.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Reserva do Iguacu to Florianopolis in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Barra da Lagoa Beach ©
Barra da Lagoa Beach
Praia do Santinho ©
Praia do Santinho

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro vacation builder website .

Fly from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Florianopolis in May; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 79°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

1
night
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Betrayal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ouro Preto trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Paraty.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
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Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia

2
nights
Paraty

Paraty ©
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Paraty Historic Centre and then kick back and relax at Sono Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paraty day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Paraty takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sono Beach ©
Sono Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Paraty Bay ©
Paraty Bay

1
night
Campos Do Jordao

Campos Do Jordao ©
Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Mosteiro de Sao Joao, see the interesting displays at Museu Felicia Leirner, and then admire the landmark architecture of Portico da cidade.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Campos Do Jordao trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Paraty to Campos Do Jordao takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Museums
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Museu Felicia Leirner ©
Museu Felicia Leirner
Portico da cidade ©
Portico da cidade

1
night
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 31st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then stroll through Ibirapuera Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo route builder app .

Getting from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Paulo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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