21 days in South America Itinerary

21 days in South America Itinerary

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21 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Porto Seguro
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
4
Praia da Pipa
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
5
Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  9​h
6
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia de Grumari and Leblon Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Pao de Acucar and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Go for a jaunt from Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis to see Imperial Museum about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Parque Lage, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planner .

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Grumari ©
Praia de Grumari

4
nights
Porto Seguro

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Taipe, take in panoramic vistas at Quadrado, and find something for the whole family at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Porto Seguro trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porto Seguro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coroa Vermelha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista
Coroa Vermelha Beach ©
Coroa Vermelha Beach

3
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Farol do Morro and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz. Step off the beaten path and head to Garapua Beach and Gamboa Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) and stroll through Segunda Praia.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Morro de Sao Paulo tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Porto Seguro to Morro de Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Morro de Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto) ©
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz ©
Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz

2
nights
Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa ©
Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Madeiro Beach and Barra de Cunhau. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pipa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Amor Beach, and get great views at Chapadao Hill.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Praia da Pipa road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle from Morro de Sao Paulo to Praia da Pipa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Praia da Pipa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Barra de Cunhau, Madeiro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Pipa Beach ©
Pipa Beach
Baia dos Golfinhos ©
Baia dos Golfinhos

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia dos Porcos and Atalaia Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernado de Noronha Island, kick back and relax at Praia do Cachorro, and steep yourself in history at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

Discover how to plan a Fernando de Noronha trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia da Pipa to Fernando de Noronha. In June in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Atalaia Beach ©
Atalaia Beach
Fernado de Noronha Island
Fernado de Noronha Island

2
nights
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Mineralogy and Mina Du Veloso. Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Ouro Preto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Fernando de Noronha to Ouro Preto takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Ouro Preto. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in June, expect Ouro Preto to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Mineralogy ©
Museum of Mineralogy
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

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