28 days in South America Itinerary

28 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Salgado Filho Airport, Drive to Bento Goncalves
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Bento Goncalves
— 4 nights
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Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Ouro Preto
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Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
Bus to Belo Horizonte Confins, Fly to Porto Seguro
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Porto Seguro
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fernando de Noronha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Praia da Pipa
— 3 nights
Drive to Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport, Fly to Ulaanbaatar

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Bento Goncalves

— 4 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vinicola Salton and Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia. Visit Sao Pellegrino Church and Aurora Winery for their historical value. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Vinicola Torcello, admire the natural beauty at Cave De Pedra Winery, and go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bento Goncalves online vacation planner.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Bento Goncalves is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Bento Goncalves is minus 11 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Ilha Grande

— 6 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aventureiro and LiG Lanchas. Get some cultural insight at Dois Rios Beach and Abraaozinho Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Parnaioca Beach, enjoy the sea views from Castelhanos Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao, and stroll through Lagoa Azul.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Bento Goncalves to Ilha Grande in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ouro Preto

— 3 nights
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 Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Museum of Mineralogy. Step off the beaten path and head to Mina Du Veloso and Church of Sao Francisco de Assis. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, take an in-depth tour of Museu da Inconfidencia, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, and examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ouro Preto online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Ouro Preto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Ouro Preto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums

Porto Seguro

— 5 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Quadrado will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira and Pitinga Beach. Go for a jaunt from Porto Seguro to Santa Cruz Cabralia to see Coroa Vermelha Beach about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, see the vivid underwater world at Recife de Fora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taperapua Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ouro Preto to Porto Seguro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. August in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fernando de Noronha

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Leão. 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Fernado de Noronha Island, stroll through Atalaia Beach, explore the activities along Buraco do Galego, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fernando de Noronha trip site.

Getting from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha by flight takes about 12.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto Seguro to Fernando de Noronha due to the time zone difference. In August, Fernando de Noronha is somewhat warmer than Porto Seguro - with highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Praia da Pipa.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Praia da Pipa

— 3 nights
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.
On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeiro Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dos Golfinhos. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Amor Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Pipa.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Praia da Pipa travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Praia da Pipa due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fernando de Noronha in August since evenings lows in Praia da Pipa dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Praia da Pipa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches