10 days in South America Itinerary

10 days in South America Itinerary

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10 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + ferry:  18​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get in touch with nature at Pao de Acucar and Copacabana Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Grumari. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Baia do Sancho and Praia do Sueste. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Cacimba do Padre and Praia do Leão. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Conceicao Beach, hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda, examine the collection at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Pedro.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fernando de Noronha online road trip planner .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

2
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and then kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas tour website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fernando de Noronha Time to Brasilia Time is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach

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