11 days in South America Itinerary

11 days in South America Itinerary

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11 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + shuttle:  23​h
1
Porto de Galinhas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Family-friendly places like Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Porto de Galinhas with an excursion to Praia dos Carneiros in Tamandare--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, stroll through Praia De Maracaipe, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, and see the interesting displays at Museu das Tartarugas - ONG Ecoassociados.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto de Galinhas online trip maker .

Phoenix, USA to Porto de Galinhas is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Phoenix to Porto de Galinhas, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Phoenix in December: highs in Porto de Galinhas hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

So Arte, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Pedra do Arpoador. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Petropolis and see Imperial Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and get great views at Leblon Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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