60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 1 night
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights
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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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Armacao dos Buzios
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 6 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Ubatuba, Brazil
— 4 nights
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sao Sebastiao, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus to Sao Paulo, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Praia da Pipa, Brazil — 1 night

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 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Tibau do Sul Beach, kick back and relax at Praia Tibau do Sul, and then take some stellar pictures from Chapadao Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos, kick back and relax at Amor Beach, then kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Barra de Cunhau.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa trip itinerary builder app.

San Francisco, USA to Praia da Pipa is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Praia da Pipa hover around 86°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil — 5 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Conceicao Beach and Fernado de Noronha Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Capela de Sao Pedro and Ruínas do Antigo Presídio. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Bode.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip builder site.

Fly from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Maragogi.
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Patacho Beach and Japaratinga Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Ponta de Mangue and Burgalhau Beach. Explore Maragogi's surroundings by going to Sao Miguel dos Milagres (Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres & Toque Beach) and Capela de Sao Benedito (in Tamandare). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Peroba Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Antunes Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maragogi trip planner.

Getting from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Maragogi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Maragogi, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz, visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), and finally kick back and relax at Segunda Praia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Terceira Praia, kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, then stroll through Gamboa Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Garapua Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Morro de Sao Paulo trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Maragogi to Morro de Sao Paulo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Itacare.
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Itacare, Brazil — 2 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.
On the 15th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Patizeiro Beach, kick back and relax at Ribeira Beach, then kick back and relax at Prainha Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Tiririca, and finally kick back and relax at Concha Beach. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Jeribucacu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Havaizinho Beach, then kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach, and finally stroll through Engenhoca Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Itacare road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare takes 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Itacare can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto Seguro.
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Porto Seguro, Brazil — 4 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.
Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Igreja de Sao Joao Batista will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Quadrado and Centro Historico. Step out of Porto Seguro with an excursion to Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Muta Beach, find something for the whole family at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda, enjoy the sand and surf at Taperapua Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Seguro trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Itacare to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Armacao dos Buzios.
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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil — 3 nights

Brazil's St Tropez

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Azedinha Beach and Brava Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia das Conchas and Joao Fernandinho Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Armacao dos Buzios: Cabo Frio (Praia do Forte & Praia das Dunas). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Forno Beach, stroll through Azeda Beach, and take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Armacao dos Buzios online day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Porto Seguro to Armacao dos Buzios in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Armacao dos Buzios can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arraial do Cabo.
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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil — 2 nights

Diving Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Farol Beach, then stroll through Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta Azul. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia, stroll through Praia Grande, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then stroll through Forno Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Arraial do Cabo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Armacao dos Buzios to Arraial do Cabo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Arraial do Cabo, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copacabana Beach and Urca. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Grumari. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirante da Prainha, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and walk around Parque Lage.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro route builder.

You can drive from Arraial do Cabo to Rio de Janeiro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande, Brazil — 6 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lagoa Azul and Pico do Papagaio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and Dois Rios Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Camiranga Beach and stroll through Abraaozinho Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande route planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paraty.
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Paraty, Brazil — 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Historico and Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cachoeira do Toboga and Sono Beach. Step out of Paraty to go to Aparecida and see National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Meio Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilha da Cotia Beach, and explore the activities along Paraty Bay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paraty day trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Ubatuba.
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Ubatuba, Brazil — 4 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Itamambuca Beach and Prumirim Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Felix Beach and Almada Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubatuba: Caraguatatuba (Praia da Cocanha & Mococa Beach). There's much more to do: stroll through Domingas Dias Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Tenorio, observe the fascinating underwater world at Projeto Tamar, and admire the majestic nature at Ilha Anchieta.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ubatuba online journey planner.

Getting from Paraty to Ubatuba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilhabela.
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Ilhabela, Brazil — 2 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia Do Bonete, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, and finally stroll through Curral Beach. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Feiticeira, then enjoy the sand and surf at Juliao Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia Pedra do Sino, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabaquara Beach.

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Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Ubatuba to Ilhabela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Sao Sebastiao.
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Sao Sebastiao, Brazil — 2 nights

In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Boicucanga Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Juquehy Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia da Baleia, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Saco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Toque Toque Pequeno Beach, stroll through Maresias Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pauba Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Sebastiao online travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ilhabela to Sao Sebastiao takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis, Brazil — 5 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lagoinha do Leste and Praia de Mariscal. Explore hidden gems such as Praia do Santinho and Praia do Campeche. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca), Praia do Rosa (Praia do Rosa & Vermelha Beach) and Bombinhas (Bombinhas Beach, Praia De Quatro Ilhas, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Matadeiro Beach, stroll through Daniela's Beach, head off the coast to Campeche Island, and take a stroll through Costa da Lagoa.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Florianopolis road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Sebastiao to Florianopolis in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo and Palacio de Aguas Corrientes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cementerio de la Recoleta and Puerto Madero. Next up on the itinerary: admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, visit La Boca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip maker.

You can fly from Florianopolis to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 2 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, then make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Glacier Martial, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in January, with highs in Ushuaia at 55°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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