38 days in South America Itinerary

38 days in South America Itinerary

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38 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  11​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  13​h
2
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 30​min
3
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
5
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Itacare, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  5​h
7
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 45​min
8
Maragogi, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
10
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Curitiba, Brazil

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parroquia San Eduardo and Bosque Neon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sendero de los Arrayanes and Fishing Charters & Tours. On the 5th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Epic Bariloche. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, have fun and explore at Museo Paleontologico Bariloche, and get some fabulous bargains at Chocolate Patagonico.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner .

Curitiba, Brazil to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Curitiba in June, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be much colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

2
nights
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Armacao dos Buzios ©
Perched on the tip of a peninsula about 175 km (109 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal town of Armacao dos Buzios attracts visitors looking to enjoy a beachside getaway without the crowds and chaos of the big city.
Escape the urban bustle at Ponta da Lagoinha and Foguete Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Passagem Neighborhood and Capela Nossa Senhora Desatadora De Nos. Go for a jaunt from Armacao dos Buzios to Cabo Frio to see Dunas Beach about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Foca Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Mirante do Forno, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Armacao dos Buzios travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Carlos de Bariloche to Armacao dos Buzios in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June; daily highs in Armacao dos Buzios reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cabo Frio
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Foguete Beach ©
Foguete Beach
Passagem Neighborhood ©
Passagem Neighborhood
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Step out of the city life by going to Dois Rios Beach and Praia da Feiticeira. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aventureiro and Camiranga Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Proveta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta Nossa Senhora Aparecida, kick back and relax at Santo Antonio Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ilha Grande trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande takes 7.5 hours. June in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Camiranga Beach ©
Camiranga 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Praia de Ipanema and Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camboinhas Beach and Pedra do Elefante. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Reserva Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camboinhas Beach, Pedra do Elefante
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Morro Dois Irmaos ©
Morro Dois Irmaos

4
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 some cultural insight at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Pena and Igreja de Sao Benedito. Explore hidden gems such as Satu Beach and Mundai Beach. Take a break from Porto Seguro with a short trip to Santo Andre Beach in Santo Andre, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rio da Barra Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at Ilha dos Aquarios, and examine the collection at Espaco Coral Vivo Mucuge.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro online day trip planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santo Andre Beach
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Satu Beach ©
Satu Beach
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Mundai Beach ©
Mundai Beach

2
nights
Itacare, Brazil

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ribeira Beach and Havaizinho Beach. Get outdoors at Prainha Beach and Outra Onda. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Jeribucacu Beach, stroll through Itacarezinho Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, and don't miss a visit to Passarela da Vila.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Itacare itinerary planner.

You can drive from Porto Seguro to Itacare in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Itacare can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Ribeira Beach ©
Ribeira Beach

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Farol do Morro and Praia do Mirante. Boca de Valeria Village and Convento Franciscano de Cairu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach, make a trip to Fonte Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quarta Praia, and stop by Eco Store.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ilha de Tinhare
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Praia do Mirante ©
Praia do Mirante
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

3
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Peroba Beach and Burgalhau Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Ponta de Mangue and Zoologico Pet Silvestre. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Pontal do Maragogi, explore the gorgeous colors at Gales de Maragogi, take some stellar pictures from Mirante do Cruzeiro, and look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maragogi journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maragogi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Maragogi, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

N S das Candeias Church
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Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Peroba Beach ©
Peroba Beach
Burgalhau Beach ©
Burgalhau Beach

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guarairas Beach and Baia Formosa Beach. Visiting Tibau do Sul Beach and Pipa Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praia da Pipa: Ruinas de Cuitezeiras e Sitio do Pau Grande (in Pedro Velho) and Bacopari Lighthouse (in Baia Formosa). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Santuario Ecologico de Pipa, make a trip to Rua Beija Flor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Sebastiao Church.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa road trip tool .

You can drive from Maragogi to Praia da Pipa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Praia da Pipa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Baia Formosa, Ruinas de Cuitezeiras e Sitio do Pau Grande, Tibau do Sul Beach
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Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Tibau do Sul Beach ©
Tibau do Sul Beach
Santuario Ecologico de Pipa ©
Santuario Ecologico de Pipa

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Capela de Sao Pedro and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Morro dois Irmaos.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fernando de Noronha when traveling from Praia da Pipa in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

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