60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Drive to Arraial do Cabo
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Arraial do Cabo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Armacao dos Buzios
— 4 nights
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 3 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty
— 7 nights
Taxi to São Sebastião, Ferry to Ilhabela
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Ilhabela
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Alameda São Sebastião, 12, Bus to São Paulo, Fly to Bonito
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Bonito
— 6 nights
Fly
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Florianopolis
— 7 nights
Fly
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Porto Seguro
— 6 nights
Drive
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Itacare
— 4 nights
Bus to Valença, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Salvador, Fly to Maragogi
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Maragogi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 6 nights
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Arraial do Cabo — 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Prainha and Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia. Visit Farol Beach and Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: Head underground at Gruta Azul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Grande, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arraial do Cabo itinerary planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arraial do Cabo is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In April, Arraial do Cabo is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Armacao dos Buzios.
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Armacao dos Buzios — 4 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 Armacao Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia das Conchas and Praia do Pero. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Joao Fernandinho Beach, stroll through Ferradurinha Beach, take in the waterfront at Orla Bardot Boardwalk, and explore the striking landscape at Mirante de Joao Fernandes.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Armacao dos Buzios trip planner.

Getting from Arraial do Cabo to Armacao dos Buzios by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Armacao dos Buzios, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.
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Ilha Grande — 3 nights

A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Visit Lagoa Azul and Abraaozinho Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande and Lopes Mendes Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Preta and kick back and relax at Aventureiro.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilha Grande tour website.

Getting from Armacao dos Buzios to Ilha Grande by combination of bus and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paraty.
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Paraty — 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lavandario and Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco. Take a break from the city and head to Paraty Bay and Felix Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paraty: Ubatuba (Itamambuca Beach, Ilha Anchieta, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sono Beach, stroll through Saco do Mamangua Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Toboga.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paraty trip builder app.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilhabela.
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Ilhabela — 4 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Step out of the city life by going to Baia de Castelhanos Beach and Praia Da Feiticeira. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jabaquara Beach and Pereque Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Do Bonete, enjoy the sand and surf at Curral Beach, and admire the sheer force of Gato Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ilhabela planning website.

Getting from Paraty to Ilhabela by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Ilhabela sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Bonito.
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Bonito — 6 nights

Ecotourism Capital

A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Take a break from the city and head to Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo - Cachoeiras em Bonito, MS and Rio do Peixe. Attractions like Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso and Lagoa Misteriosa make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Bonito to go to Jardim and see Buraco das Araras Ecoturismo, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the activities along Rio Sucuri, walk around Parque das Cachoeiras, and look for gifts at Casa das Pedras.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bonito trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilhabela to Bonito in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ilhabela to Bonito is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis — 7 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lagoinha do Leste and Guarda do Embau Beach. Bring the kids along to Costa da Lagoa and Praia do Santinho. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu), Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Praia de Bombas (in Bombas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia do Campeche, stroll through Da Lagoa, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Conceicao, and head off the coast to Campeche Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip planner.

You can fly from Bonito to Florianopolis in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bonito to Florianopolis. In April, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Porto Seguro.
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Porto Seguro — 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Quadrado are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Coroa Vermelha Beach and Muta Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Rio da Barra Beach, make a trip to Largo da Ajuda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Coqueiros, and identify plant and animal life at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira.

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You can fly from Florianopolis to Porto Seguro in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Florianopolis in May: high temperatures in Porto Seguro hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Itacare.
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Itacare — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Concha Beach and Taipus de Fora Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jeribucacu Beach and Havaizinho Beach. Step out of Itacare to go to Barra Grande and see Barra Grande Beach, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ribeira Beach, stroll through Itacarezinho Beach, stop by Loja e Atelier E IDEIA, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tijuipe Waterfall.

Before you visit Itacare, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Itacare by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gamboa Beach and Morere. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Farol do Morro and Garapua Beach. Step out of Morro de Sao Paulo with an excursion to YBA ecoturismo in Garapua--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), stroll through Segunda Praia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo journey planning website.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Itacare to Morro de Sao Paulo in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Maragogi.
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Maragogi — 4 nights

Paradise in Alagoas

Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Calhetas and Barra Grande Beach. Kids will enjoy Praia Ponta de Mangue and Gales de Maragogi. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto de Galinhas (Pontal de Maracaipe, Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peroba Beach and kick back and relax at Antunes Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Maragogi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Maragogi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Maragogi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.
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Fernando de Noronha — 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Conceicao Beach and Baia dos Porcos. Visit Praia do Cachorro and Praia do Leão for some beach relaxation. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dos Golfinhos, enjoy the sand and surf at Boldro Beacch, and make a trip to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha day trip site.

You can fly from Maragogi to Fernando de Noronha in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Maragogi in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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