9 days in South America Itinerary

9 days in South America Itinerary

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9 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 day
3
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
day
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Company of Jesus Church, take a stroll through San Blas, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Toronto in September since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
The Company of Jesus Church ©
The Company of Jesus Church

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Praia de Ipanema, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rio de Janeiro using our trip planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Brasilia Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in September: highs in Rio de Janeiro hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Taperapua Beach and then see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Muta Beach and then kick back and relax at Coroa Vermelha Beach.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
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Muta Beach ©
Muta Beach
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach
Taperapua Beach ©
Taperapua Beach

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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.
Relax by the water at Fernando de Noronha and Baia do Sancho. Get outdoors at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, and head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fernando de Noronha journey planner.

You can fly from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha. Traveling from Porto Seguro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
Praia do Cachorro ©
Praia do Cachorro
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach ©
Porto de Santo Antonio Beach

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