60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paraty, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 11 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rio de Janeiro, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 6 nights

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 Baia do Sancho and Conceicao Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Porcos and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Bode.

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Cardiff, UK to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in January, expect Fernando de Noronha to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Porto de Galinhas.
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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil — 5 nights

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto de Galinhas: Xareu Beach (in Maragogi), Recife (Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue & Ricardo Brennand Institute) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Pontal de Maracaipe, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Serrambi Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto de Galinhas day trip tool.

You can fly from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas is minus 1 hour. In February in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 5 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Relax by the water at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Itacurussa to see Prainha about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and stroll through Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Rio de Janeiro, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil — 3 nights

Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality of Arraial do Cabo has become a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Farol Beach and Prainha. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, stroll through Praia Grande, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and cruise along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia.

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You can drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Arraial do Cabo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paraty.
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Cachadaco and Meio Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Centro Historico, kick back and relax at Prainha, and stroll through Sao Goncalinho Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Arraial do Cabo to Paraty takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 11 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Caxadaco Beach and Aracatibinha Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aventureiro.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ilha Grande road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis, Brazil — 5 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia Mole and Praia do Campeche. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Prainha Beach (in Guarda do Embau) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoinha do Leste.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Florianopolis takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. While traveling from Ilha Grande, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Florianopolis, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Foz do Iguacu.
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Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam, then admire the sheer force of Devil's Throat, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.
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Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, stop by Palermo, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires vacation planner.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Maldonado.
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Maldonado, Uruguay — 5 nights

One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Solanas and Playa Montoya. Explore Maldonado's surroundings by going to Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, head off the coast to Isla Gorriti, and kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to Maldonado in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, daytime highs in Maldonado are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Chalten.
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

El Chalten, Argentina — 2 nights

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy and then stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Maldonado to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 5 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Santiago in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Chalten to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28: