29 days in South America Itinerary

29 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  9 h
2
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Tram + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h
4
Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 2 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  12 h
5
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
8
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
11
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia dos Porcos and Atalaia Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia do Sancho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cacimba do Padre, go for a walk through Trilha Atalaia, and contemplate the long history of Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in Fernando de Noronha hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baia dos Porcos ©
Baia dos Porcos
Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Leão ©
Praia do Leão

1
night
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Farol do Morro, kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and then stroll through Segunda Praia.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Morro de Sao Paulo online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Farol do Morro ©
Farol do Morro
Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia

2
nights
Porto Seguro, Brazil

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.
Porto Seguro is known for beaches, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, kick back and relax at Mirror Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Quadrado, and get in on the family fun at Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porto Seguro itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Morro de Sao Paulo to Porto Seguro in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In January in Porto Seguro, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda ©
Eco Parque Arraial d'Ajuda

2
nights
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande ©
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, then kick back and relax at Santo Antonio Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Preta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lagoa Azul, kick back and relax at Aventureiro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dois Rios Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ilha Grande day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Porto Seguro to Ilha Grande in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Ilha Grande sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lopes Mendes Beach ©
Lopes Mendes Beach
Aventureiro ©
Aventureiro
Dois Rios Beach ©
Dois Rios Beach

1
night
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then make a trip to Cerro San Antonio, then take in the awesome beauty at Pan De Azucar, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, then don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ilha Grande to Punta del Este in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ilha Grande in January: high temperatures in Punta del Este hover around 78°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cerro San Antonio, Playa Punta Ballena, Pan De Azucar
Highlights from your plan
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Cerro San Antonio ©
Cerro San Antonio

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helicopter Tours and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia travel route app.

Fly from Punta del Este to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Punta del Este in January, expect Ushuaia to be cooler, temps between 55°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Helicopter Tours
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina

3
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Enjoy! and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago Argentino and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno ©
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 23rd (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, then stroll through Laguna Torre, and finally take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the El Chalten trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Isla Victoria. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and walk around Parque Nahuelito.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls and then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Varas trip builder app.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in Puerto Varas to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Volcan Osorno
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

2
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, then don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama travel route planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Varas to San Pedro de Atacama in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Puerto Varas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

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