60 days in Brazil, Argentina & South Africa Itinerary

60 days in Brazil, Argentina & South Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Brazil, Argentina & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+2
ferry + Fly + shuttle:  18​h 15​min
1
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  10​h
3
Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 4 nights
+4
bus + subway + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
12
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
13
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
14
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: Recife (Instituto Ricardo Brennand & Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia De Maracaipe, stop by Nata Artesanato, and browse the exhibits of Casa Jerimum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto de Galinhas online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto de Galinhas. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Porto de Galinhas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Recife, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

6
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.
Fernando de Noronha is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia do Sancho, stroll through Praia do Sueste, get outside with Baia dos Porcos, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha tour planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. 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 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Morro dois Irmaos ©
Morro dois Irmaos

4
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.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, get outside with Cachoeira do Garimpao, admire the sheer force of Almecegas I Waterfalls, and take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Alto Paraiso de Goias is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira Loquinhas ©
Cachoeira Loquinhas

5
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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, get great views at Leblon Beach, and kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Rio de Janeiro is 1 hour. In May in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

5
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Paulo: Fazenda Santo Antonio da Bela Vista (in Itu) and Skydiving (in Boituva). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, Sao Paulo is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Adventure

Side Trips

Skydiving, Fazenda Santo Antonio da Bela Vista
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

2
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then walk around Mini Mundo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, and then find something for the whole family at Snowland.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gramado trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Paulo to Gramado in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Estadual do Caracol
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Casa Seganfredo ©
Casa Seganfredo
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 31st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and wander the streets of La Boca.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in June: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

5
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Tupungato (Valle de Uco & La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini, stroll around Parque General San Martin, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Provincial Aconcagua.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza day trip planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Mendoza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trip

Tupungato
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Food Tours
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip ©
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua

1
night
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner .

You can fly from Mendoza to El Calafate in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in June, plan for colder days and about the same nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Cape Town takes 24 hours. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Cape Town, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in June: highs in Cape Town hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

6
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park visit planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you will find days in Kruger National Park are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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