16 days in South America Itinerary

16 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America journey planner

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 4 nights
Ferry to Angra dos Reis, Drive to Paraty
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Paraty, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then steep yourself in history at Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada. On the next day, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip maker.

Salt Lake City, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in March: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 4 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Get in touch with nature at Lopes Mendes Beach and Caxadaco Beach. Aventureiro and Itaguacu Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Parnaioca Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Araca Beach (Freguesia de Fora).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Buenos Aires to Ilha Grande takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: high temperatures in Ilha Grande hover around 87°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Paraty, Brazil

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pao de Acucar Peak and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, stop by Centro Historico, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Ecologica da Juatinga.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paraty day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ilha Grande to Paraty in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Paraty

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 2 nights

Marvelous City

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 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, then don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro and then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 3 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.
Relax by the water at Baia do Sancho and Enseada dos Abreus Beach. Get in touch with nature at Praia do Sueste and Fernado de Noronha Island. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, get great views at Trilha Atalaia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta das Caracas, and get a new perspective on things with Imua Noronha.

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You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fernando de Noronha. March in Fernando de Noronha sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife