60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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60 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ubatuba, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 4 nights
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
7
Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Itacare, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  5​h
10
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 45​min
11
Maragogi, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
13
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caxadaco Beach and Praia Preta. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dois Rios Beach and Aventureiro. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, stroll through Meros Beach, and explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ilha Grande trip builder site .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Ilha Grande is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Ilha Grande due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in March: high temperatures in Ilha Grande hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Caxadaco Beach ©
Caxadaco Beach
Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Azul
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

5
nights
Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Toninhas Beach and Itamambuca Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Prumirim Beach and Domingas Dias Beach. Explore Ubatuba's surroundings by going to Centro Historico (in Paraty), Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao) and Trindade (Meio Beach & Praia do Cachadaco). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Felix Beach.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ubatuba trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Ubatuba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paraty, Juquehy Beach
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Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach
Domingas Dias Beach ©
Domingas Dias Beach
Itamambuca Beach ©
Itamambuca Beach

4
nights
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela ©
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Visiting Bonete Beach and Baia de Castelhanos Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Praia Pedra do Sino and Curral Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Ilhabela to go to Maresias and see Maresias Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Feiticeira and kick back and relax at Jabaquara Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ilhabela tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ubatuba to Ilhabela in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Ilhabela. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Maresias Beach
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Praia Da Feiticeira ©
Praia Da Feiticeira
Baia de Castelhanos Beach ©
Baia de Castelhanos Beach
Jabaquara Beach ©
Jabaquara Beach

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. On the 1st (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Circuito Chico, contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Tronador, head off the coast to Isla Victoria, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

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. When traveling from Ilhabela in March, plan for slightly colder days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Get in touch with nature at Bombas Beach and Lagoinha do Leste. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Guarda do Embau Beach and Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas), Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, get a taste of the local shopping with Lagoa da Conceicao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Lagoa Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip planning app .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Florianopolis in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Florianopolis, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bombinhas, Praia das Laranjeiras, Guarda do Embau Beach, Praia do Rosa
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Bombas Beach ©
Bombas Beach
Guarda do Embau Beach ©
Guarda do Embau Beach
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia de Grumari and Leblon Beach. Visiting Parque Nacional Tijuca and Pedra Bonita will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

Make your Rio de Janeiro itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in April, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mirante de Joao Fernandes and Ferradura Beach. Visiting Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia and Praia do Forte will get you outdoors. Step out of Armacao dos Buzios to go to Arraial do Cabo and see Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Azeda Beach and make a trip to Rua das Pedras.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Armacao dos Buzios trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Rio de Janeiro to Armacao dos Buzios takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Armacao dos Buzios sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Armacao dos Buzios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Arraial do Cabo, Praia do Forte
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Mirante de Joao Fernandes ©
Mirante de Joao Fernandes
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ©
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
Praia do Forte ©
Praia do Forte

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia dos Coqueiros and Taipe Beach. Get some cultural insight at Nossa Senhora da Ajuda Church and Quadrado. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach, stroll through Taperapua Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Recife de Fora, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porto Seguro trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Armacao dos Buzios to Porto Seguro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Itacare.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Taipe Beach ©
Taipe Beach

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ribeira Beach and Praia da Tiririca. Take a break from the city and head to Havaizinho Beach and Itacarezinho Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jeribucacu Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainha Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Itacare tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Porto Seguro to Itacare by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Itacare are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Itacare

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ribeira Beach ©
Ribeira Beach
Prainha Beach ©
Prainha Beach
Jeribucacu Beach ©
Jeribucacu Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Garapua Beach and Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto). Get outdoors at Gamboa Beach and Segunda Praia. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Quarta Praia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Morro de Sao Paulo journey builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maragogi.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro

4
nights
Maragogi, Brazil

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Get some cultural insight at Outeiro church and panoramic view and Atelie Gilberto Carcara. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burgalhau Beach and Japaratinga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maragogi: Porto de Galinhas (Pontal de Maracaipe & Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas) and Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles (in Porto de Pedras). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Ponta de Mangue, see the vivid underwater world at Gales de Maragogi, look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Antunes Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maragogi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maragogi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Maragogi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, Japaratinga Beach, Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles
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Burgalhau Beach ©
Burgalhau Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia Tibau do Sul and Dolphins Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Madeiro Beach and Barra de Cunhau. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Praia da Pipa trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Maragogi to Praia da Pipa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. May in Praia da Pipa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
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Barra de Cunhau ©
Barra de Cunhau
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Praia Tibau do Sul ©
Praia Tibau do Sul

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capela de Sao Pedro and Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Shark Museum. There's much more to do: stroll through Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Leão, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Fernando de Noronha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Conceicao Beach ©
Conceicao Beach
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha

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