27 days in South America Itinerary

27 days in South America Itinerary

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27 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  19 h 45 min
1
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  16 h 30 min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
4
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Aymara and Maprae. We've included these beaches for you: Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa las Bachas. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tunel de Lava Bellavista.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora road trip app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Ecuador Time is minus 6 hours. In November, Puerto Ayora is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Puerto Madero and Parque 3 de Febrero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take a stroll through Palermo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Buenos Aires in 16.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Puerto Ayora to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in November, expect Buenos Aires to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pao de Acucar and Pedra do Arpoador. Visit Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, expect Rio de Janeiro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

4
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll get in some beach time at Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach and Pontal de Maracaipe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Outeiro church and panoramic view. Step out of Porto de Galinhas to go to Tamandare and see Praia dos Carneiros, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Muro Alto Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rio de Janeiro to Porto de Galinhas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ricardo Brennand Institute, Praia dos Carneiros
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Baia do Sancho and Fernando de Noronha. Do some cultural sightseeing at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Capela de Sao Pedro. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste, head outdoors with Baia dos Porcos, stroll through Praia do Cachorro, and hike along Trilha Costa Esmeralda.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fernando de Noronha online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto de Galinhas to Fernando de Noronha. In November in Fernando de Noronha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Praia do Cacimba do Padre ©
Praia do Cacimba do Padre

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