36 days in South America Itinerary

36 days in South America Itinerary

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36 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  19​h 45​min
Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  23​h 30​min
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  5​h
Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
taxi + bus + train + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Oslo, Norway

3
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de la Trinidad and St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Naval Del Caribe and Casa Museo Rafael Nunez. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to La Popa Monastery, tour the water at your own pace with Boats4U, get a sense of history and politics at Alcaldia de Cartagena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cartagena online tour planner .

Oslo, Norway to Cartagena is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in December, with highs in Cartagena at 37°C and lows at 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Hanga Roa.

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Boats4U ©
Boats4U
Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

4
days
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Get outdoors at Rapa Nui National Park and Rano Raraku. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orongo and Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ahu Vinapu, delve into the distant past at Papa Vaka, pause for some photo ops at Hanga Kioe, and head outdoors with Ana Kai Tangata.

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Explore your travel options from Cartagena to Hanga Roa with the Route module. Traveling from Cartagena to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Hanga Roa is slightly colder than Cartagena - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

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Easter Island
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Rapa Nui National Park ©
Rapa Nui National Park
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Orongo ©
Orongo

4
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Laguna Torre and Glaciar Piedras Blancas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Make the 1st (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Lago del Desierto. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints, head outdoors with Mirador del Rio de las Vueltas, and look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanga Roa to El Chalten. The time zone changes from Easter Is. Time (EAST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

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Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas ©
Lago del Desierto ©
Lago del Desierto

5
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Cascada de los Duendes. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla San Eduardo, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Parque Nahuelito, and examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto Seguro.

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Taipe Beach and Muta Beach. Get outdoors at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira and Recife de Fora. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coroa Vermelha Beach, get engrossed in the history at Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Porto Seguro takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Porto Seguro, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

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Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church ©
Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach

1
day
Ouro Preto, Brazil

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 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, take an in-depth tour of Pousada Casa dos Contos, explore the world behind art at Museu da Inconfidência, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then don't miss a visit to Praça Tiradentes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Porto Seguro to Ouro Preto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Ouro Preto are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

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Museum of Betrayal ©
Museum of Betrayal
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

7
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Capela de Sao Pedro. Escape the urban bustle at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro and Ponta das Caracas. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museu do Tubarao, steep yourself in history at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, get outside with Morro dois Irmaos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Enseada dos Abreus Beach.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, train, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ouro Preto to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ouro Preto in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro ©
Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro
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Museu do Tubarao

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