60 days in South America & Iceland Itinerary

60 days in South America & Iceland Itinerary

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60 days in South America & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  25​h
1
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
2
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  18​h
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
5
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Itacare, Brazil
— 5 nights
shuttle + ferry:  8​h
8
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Natal, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  37​h
11
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
12
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
13
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

5
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 Abraaozinho Beach. Get outdoors at Praia Preta and Caxadaco Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and stroll through Itaguacu Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary maker app .

Vancouver, Canada to Ilha Grande is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Abraaozinho Beach ©
Abraaozinho Beach
Praia Preta ©
Praia Preta

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Anakena Beach and Playa Ovahe. Get some cultural insight at Rapa Nui National Park and Orongo. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ilha Grande to Hanga Roa. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ilha Grande to Hanga Roa. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ilha Grande in August: highs in Hanga Roa hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena Beach ©
Anakena Beach
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Piedras Blancas and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, head off the coast to Isla Victoria, and admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro.

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You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Hanga Roa to San Carlos de Bariloche in 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to San Carlos de Bariloche. In August, San Carlos de Bariloche is much colder than Hanga Roa - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©

5
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Guarda do Embau Beach and Matadeiro Beach. Get outdoors at Praia do Santinho and Ferrugem Beach. Go for a jaunt from Florianopolis to Praia do Rosa to see Praia do Rosa about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Lagoinha do Leste, shop like a local with Lagoa da Conceicao, take a stroll through Costa da Lagoa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Florianopolis takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Florianopolis is warmer than San Carlos de Bariloche - with highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Florianopolis

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Praia do Rosa, Ferrugem Beach, Guarda do Embau Beach
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Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Armacao Beach and Azeda Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Prainha and Joao Fernandinho Beach. Go for a jaunt from Armacao dos Buzios to Arraial do Cabo to see Praia Grande about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Azedinha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ferradura Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mirante de Joao Fernandes.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Armacao dos Buzios online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Florianopolis to Armacao dos Buzios takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Florianopolis in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Armacao dos Buzios, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Arraial do Cabo
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Armacao Beach ©
Armacao Beach
Azeda Beach ©
Azeda Beach
Azedinha Beach ©
Azedinha Beach

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church and Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento. Take a break from the city and head to Taipe Beach and Muta Beach. Step out of Porto Seguro to go to Ponta do Corumbau and see Taua Beach, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coroa Vermelha Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Andre Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Taua Beach, Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Taipe Beach ©
Taipe Beach

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Tiririca and Itacarezinho Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Prainha Beach and Ribeira Beach. Explore Itacare's surroundings by going to Marau (Taipus de Fora Beach & Barra Grande Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jeribucacu Beach and stroll through Concha Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Itacare trip itinerary site .

Getting from Porto Seguro to Itacare by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Marau
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Itacarezinho Beach ©
Itacarezinho Beach
Taipus de Fora Beach ©
Taipus de Fora Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha 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.
Visiting Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and Terceira Praia will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Farol do Morro and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz are in your itinerary. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Gamboa Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Garapua Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo in 8 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Morro de Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Terceira Praia ©
Terceira Praia
Primeira Praia Beach ©
Primeira Praia Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Boldro Beacch and Atalaia Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, stroll through Baia do Sancho, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Pedro, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo to Fernando de Noronha. In September, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach

5
nights
Natal, Brazil

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Madeiro Beach and Genipabu Beach. Get in touch with nature at Barra de Cunhau and Camurupim Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Natal side-trips: Mata da Estrela Private Natural Heritage Reserve (in Baia Formosa), Cotovelo Beach (in Parnamirim) and Praia da Pipa (Chapadao Hill & Amor Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Negra Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Pirangi Cashew Tree.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Natal online itinerary planner .

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Natal by flight takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Natal. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Natal, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Natal

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Pirangi Cashew Tree, Madeiro Beach, Cotovelo Beach, Barra de Cunhau
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Amor Beach ©
Amor Beach
Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey, then examine the collection at Skogasafn, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Natal to Vik. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Natal in September; daily highs in Vik reach 11°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

3
nights
Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dettifoss. Get outdoors at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) and Krafla Lava Fields. Take a break from Reykjahlid with a short trip to The Industry Museum in Akureyri, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to Reykjahlid takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vik in September, plan for little chillier nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Industry Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some cultural insight at Thingvellir National Park and Perlan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Hallgrimskirkja. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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