33 days in South America Itinerary

33 days in South America Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Bus to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 5 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Let the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Puerto Madero and Recoleta. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Palermo, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

Jaipur, India to Buenos Aires is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jaipur to Buenos Aires is minus 8.5 hours. When traveling from Jaipur in April, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 3 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Angelique Art Gallery and Maki-Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, stroll around El Garrapatero, and take an in-depth tour of Maprae.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora route website.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Ayora in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Ecuador Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you will find days in Puerto Ayora are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 2 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at La Loberia, then get a new perspective on things with Ecuagringo Fishing, and then learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno journey planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Cusco, Peru

— 3 nights

Imperial City

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then hike along exploor, and finally delve into the distant past at Tambomachay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of San Blas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, take in the exciting artwork at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and finally admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cusco attractions planning website.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Cusco with the Route module. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in May, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 5 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Igreja de Sao Sebastiao and Aqueduto will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lagoa Azul and Freguesia de Santana Beach. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with LiG Lanchas, enjoy the sand and surf at Morcego Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aventureiro.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande road trip planning app.

Getting from Cusco to Ilha Grande by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cusco to Ilha Grande. Traveling from Cusco in May, you will find days in Ilha Grande are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Paraty, Brazil

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Centro Historico and Antigos E Antiguinhos Beach. Galeria Aecio Sarti and Atelier Marcio Franco will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lula Beach, experience rural life at Fazenda Bananal, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Poco dos Ingleses.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paraty trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll get in some beach time at Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Get a sense of the local culture at Praia de Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, enjoy the sand and surf at Leblon Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and take a stroll through Santa Teresa.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app.

You can drive from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 2 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Maracaipe, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at Nata Artesanato, then kick back and relax at Cupe beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Muro Alto Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Toquinho Beach, stroll through Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, enjoy the sand and surf at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, then kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Casa Jerimum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 5 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

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 outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. Relax by the water at Praia do Sueste and Air France Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fernado de Noronha Island, stroll through Conceicao Beach, and get outside with Morro dois Irmaos.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha road trip app.

You can fly from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 31: