55 days in South America Itinerary

55 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America tour planner

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly
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Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maragogi, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to Salvador, Shuttle to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Ferry to Valença, Bus to Itacare
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Itacare, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 7 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ubatuba, Brazil
— 3 nights
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Alameda São Sebastião, 12, Bus to Sao Paulo, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 7 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Sueste and Atalaia Beach. Get some cultural insight at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia do Leão, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Bode, and Head underground at Buraco da Raquel.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha trip builder app.

Atlanta, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in November, things will get warmer in Fernando de Noronha: highs are around 86°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 18:

Praia da Pipa, Brazil

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Ecologico de Pipa, enjoy the sand and surf at Madeiro Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Sebastiao Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, enjoy the sand and surf at Cacimbinhas Beach, and then kick back and relax at Guarairas Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Praia da Pipa day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Praia da Pipa can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico de Olinda and Nazare Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: Praia de Calhetas (in Cabo de Santo Agostinho), Paiva Beach (in Recife) and Se Cathedral (in Olinda). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Serrambi Beach, stop by Nata Artesanato, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas holiday planner.

Fly from Praia da Pipa to Porto de Galinhas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Porto de Galinhas are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

Maragogi, Brazil

— 3 nights

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taocas and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pontal Beach and Pontal Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais De Japaratinga, pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Cabanos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maragogi itinerary maker tool.

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 November, plan for slightly colder nights in Maragogi, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), then visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, and then kick back and relax at Segunda Praia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Quarta Praia and then kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Maragogi to Morro de Sao Paulo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in Morro de Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Itacare, Brazil

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jeribucacu Beach and Prainha Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Ribeira Beach and Pontal Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Resende Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Itacare Lighthouse, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Itacare trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare in 5 hours. In November in Itacare, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 5 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia dos Nativos and Rio da Barra Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Pintor Pires. Change things up with a short trip to Santo Andre Beach in Santo Andre (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santo Andre, get to know the fascinating history of Quadrado, enjoy the sand and surf at Aracaipe Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Roberto Carozo Massoterapia.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Seguro online travel route planner.

You can drive from Itacare to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia do Leme and Morro Dois Irmaos. We've included these beaches for you: Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro road trip site.

Fly from Porto Seguro to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 7 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelhanos Lighthouse and Igreja de Sao Sebastiao. Get some cultural insight at Lagoa Azul and Praia de Japariz. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Julia Beach, stroll through Leste e do Sul Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tropical Forest.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ilha Grande online trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:

Paraty, Brazil

— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Historico and Walking tours. Take a break from the city and head to Cachoeira da Pedra Branca and Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Rita, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra do Corumbe Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurumirim Beach, and make a trip to Mini Royal Road.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paraty tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Paraty by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Paraty

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

Ubatuba, Brazil

— 3 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Visit Santa Rita Beach and Praia Vermelha Do Centro for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Justa Beach and Lamberto Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bonete Grande Beach, see some colorful creatures with Barquario, and stroll through Cassandoca Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ubatuba driving holiday website.

You can drive from Paraty to Ubatuba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Ilhabela, Brazil

— 4 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pereque Beach and Parque Estadual de Ilhabela. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Jipe Aventura Turismo. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Saco da Capela Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portinho Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Mirante do Piuva.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ilhabela trip tool.

Getting from Ubatuba to Ilhabela by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Ilhabela, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parroquia San Eduardo and Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Playa Bonita. There's still lots to do: hike along Refugio Frey, stop by Chocolates Rapanui, tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche route planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to San Carlos de Bariloche in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ilhabela in December, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be much colder, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4: