21 days in South America Itinerary

21 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 day
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
5
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 1 night
6
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 5 nights

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to North Seymour Island and Playa de los Alemanes. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and kick back and relax at Playa de los Perros.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online road trip planner.

London, UK to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Puerto Ayora. Traveling from London in April, expect Puerto Ayora to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Puerto Madero and Recoleta. Get some cultural insight at Parque 3 de Febrero and Calle Defensa. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Palermo, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Ayora to Buenos Aires in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Ayora in April; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Palermo ©
Palermo
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

1
day
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple

3
nights
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.
Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Grumari and Barra da Tijuca Beach. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, see where the action happens at Maracanã, and get outside with Leblon Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro travel route planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

1
night
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and then look for gifts at Nata Artesanato. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, thenstroll through Praia De Maracaipe, and then view the masterpieces at Casa Jerimum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porto de Galinhas travel route builder website.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Pontal de Maracaipe ©
Pontal de Maracaipe

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Capela de Sao Pedro. Get outdoors at Baia do Sancho and Enseada da Caieira. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Atalaia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Sueste, take in panoramic vistas at Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, and see the interesting displays at Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha de Fernando de Noronha Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha planning site.

Getting from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In April in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernado de Noronha Island ©
Fernado de Noronha Island

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