44 days in South America Itinerary

44 days in South America Itinerary

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44 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Paphos, Cyprus
Fly + shuttle:  22​h
1
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Maragogi, Brazil
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Maceio, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 45​min
4
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  5​h
5
Itacare, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
7
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + ferry:  6​h
8
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
9
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  20​h 30​min
10
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
+4
bus + subway + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
12
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
13
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  24​h
End: Paphos, Cyprus

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia de Calhetas and So Arte. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Praia De Maracaipe. Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Cabo De Santo Agostinho Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, hike along River Maracaipe tour, kick back and relax at Serrambi Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas online day trip planner .

Paphos, Cyprus to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Paphos to Porto de Galinhas. September in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo de Santo Agostinho, So Arte
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Praia de Calhetas ©
Praia de Calhetas
Serrambi Beach ©
Serrambi Beach

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nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
On the 10th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Taocas, then head outdoors with Praia Do Dourado, then identify plant and animal life at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pontal Beach, then kick back and relax at Bitingui Beach, then kick back and relax at Boqueirao Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Cabanos.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maragogi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Maragogi in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Porto de Galinhas in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Maragogi, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Maceio.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Japaratinga
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Pontal Beach ©
Pontal Beach
Bitingui Beach ©
Bitingui Beach
Boqueirao Beach ©
Boqueirao Beach

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres and Tabuba Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Sonho Verde and Frances Beach. Step out of Maceio with an excursion to Riacho Beach in Sao Miguel dos Milagres--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Panela de Chef - Feira Gastronomica, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Gamma, and enjoy some diversion at Sniper Maceio.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maceio road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Maragogi to Maceio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Maceio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Praia de Sonho Verde, Frances Beach
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Praia de Sonho Verde ©
Praia de Sonho Verde
Tabuba Beach ©
Tabuba Beach

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.
On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia, look for gifts at Eco Store, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Mirante, and finally stroll through Segunda Praia. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Terceira Praia and then stroll through Gamboa Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Maceio to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia do Mirante ©
Praia do Mirante
Terceira Praia ©
Terceira Praia
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha Beach, then stroll through Resende Beach, then kick back and relax at Sao Jose Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ponta do Xareu. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pe de Serra Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Itacare online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare takes 5 hours. September in Itacare sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pe de Serra Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then hike along Morro Dois Irmaos, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Camboinhas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Itacare to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Camboinhas Beach
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dois Rios Beach and Praia Preta. Step off the beaten path and head to Ilha dos Macacos Beach and Leste e do Sul Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Grumixama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crena Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ilha Grande are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach
Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta
Grumixama Beach ©
Grumixama Beach

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Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Barequecaba, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Calhetas, and then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Da Toca. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Fome Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacuiba Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ilhabela attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ilhabela takes 6 hours. Traveling from Ilha Grande in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Ilhabela. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sao Sebastiao
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Fome Beach ©
Fome Beach
Praia de Barequecaba ©
Praia de Barequecaba
Cachoeira Da Toca ©
Cachoeira Da Toca

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and Playa Bonita. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sendero de los Arrayanes and Epic Bariloche. There's lots more to do: stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get outside with Canopy, and trek along Circuito Chico.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilhabela in September, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be colder, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

3
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cachoeira do Segredo and Cachoeira Santa Barbara. Take a break from the city and head to Cachoeira da Capivara and Macaquinho waterfall. When in Alto Paraiso de Goias, make a side trip to see Cachoeira Candaru in Cavalcante, approximately 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and get outside with Cachoeira Do Abismo.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alto Paraiso de Goias online trip planner .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of flight and bus takes about 20.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavalcante, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira da Capivara ©
Cachoeira da Capivara

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Guaiu Beach and Santo Andre Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Satu Beach and Rio Verde Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rio da Barra Beach, explore the galleries of Espaco Coral Vivo Mucuge, enjoy breathtaking views from Quadrado, and stroll through Parracho Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Porto Seguro online trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Porto Seguro is 1 hour. In October in Porto Seguro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Cruz Cabralia
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Guaiu Beach ©
Guaiu Beach
Rio da Barra Beach ©
Rio da Barra Beach
Mundai Beach ©
Mundai Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Pipa Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Sebastiao Church, and then stroll through Tibau do Sul Beach. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Curral Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Guarairas Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Falesias de Cacimbinhas, and finally stroll through Cacimbinhas Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Praia da Pipa trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Porto Seguro to Praia da Pipa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Porto Seguro, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Praia da Pipa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tibau do Sul
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Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Cacimbinhas Beach ©
Cacimbinhas Beach
Tibau do Sul Beach ©
Tibau do Sul Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baia dos Porcos and Praia do Cachorro. Step out of the city life by going to Baia do Sancho and Praia do Leão. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Bode, stroll through Boldro Beacch, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha. October in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach

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