35 days in Chile, Peru & Brazil Itinerary

35 days in Chile, Peru & Brazil Itinerary

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35 days in Chile, Peru & Brazil Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  13​h
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
3
Maceio, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
6
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Natal, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  8​h 15​min
8
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 3 nights
10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Get outdoors at Salar de Tara and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piedras Rojas and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip planning website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Buenos Aires in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 25°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores. Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and San Blas. On the 15th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco travel app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco. In May, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maceio.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
River Rafting & Tubing
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

1
night
Maceio, Brazil

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach and then stroll through Praia de Ipioca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Praia de Sonho Verde and then kick back and relax at Paripueira Beach.

Plan trip to Maceio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Cusco to Maceio in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 2 hours. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Maceio, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Paripueira
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Praia de Sonho Verde ©
Praia de Sonho Verde
Paripueira Beach ©
Paripueira Beach
Ponta Verde Beach ©
Ponta Verde Beach

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Get outdoors at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Praia de Tamandare. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Campas Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas and stroll through Praia De Maracaipe.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Maceio to Porto de Galinhas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tamandare
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Praia de Tamandare ©
Praia de Tamandare
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fernando de Noronha and Praia do Cachorro. Visiting Porto de Santo Antonio Beach and Praia do Cacimba do Padre will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atalaia Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha is 1 hour. In May in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barra de Cunhau and Madeiro Beach. Relax by the water at Amor Beach and Pipa Beach. Step out of Praia da Pipa with an excursion to Saudade Beach in Baia Formosa--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Guarairas Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphins Bay.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Praia da Pipa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Praia da Pipa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Natal.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Saudade Beach, Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
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Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Amor Beach ©
Amor Beach

2
nights
Natal, Brazil

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
On the 30th (Thu), walk around Dunas Park, then make a trip to Ponte Newton Navarro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Genipabu Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cotovelo Beach and then kick back and relax at Camurupim Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Natal journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Praia da Pipa to Natal takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Natal are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cotovelo Beach
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Cotovelo Beach ©
Cotovelo Beach
Genipabu Beach ©
Genipabu Beach
Dunas Park ©
Dunas Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Garapua Beach and Praia do Mirante. Visit Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Gamboa Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Quarta Praia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, and enjoy the sand and surf at Segunda Praia.

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You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Natal to Morro de Sao Paulo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Morro de Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia

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 a sense of the local culture at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church and Quadrado. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muta Beach and Taipe Beach. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora, kick back and relax at Coroa Vermelha Beach, stroll through Pitinga Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Pena.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Porto Seguro, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Recife de Fora ©
Recife de Fora
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sugarloaf Mountain and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take a stroll through Santa Teresa, explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online vacation planner .

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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

3
nights
Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

Arraial do Cabo ©
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Prainha and Praia Grande. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: get great views at Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and enjoy the sand and surf at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo tour site .

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Prainha ©
Prainha
Speed Boats Tours
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

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